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  • Video: Sharp fire now 40% contained in Angeles National Forest, two firefighters hurt

    The Sharp fire in Angeles National Forest has grown to 150 acres, but firefighters, aided now by five water-dropping helicopters, have been able to increase containment to 40%. Two firefighters, meanwhile, were treated at a local hospital after one...
  • Sharp fire: Blaze in steep Angeles National Forest terrain grows to 100 acres

      The Sharp fire in Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood has now covered 100 acres, but firefighters have been able to make some headway as the fireline moves southeast away from the town. The Sharp fire had already doubled in size to 60 acres...
  • Plague found in squirrel; parts of Angeles National Forest closed

    Plague found in squirrel; parts of Angeles National Forest closed
    Los Angeles County health officials confirmed this week that a trapped ground squirrel tested positive for plague, and as a precaution parts of the Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood have been closed. The areas closed, since 1 p.m. Wednesday,...
  • A voyage along Alaska's Inside Passage on the Malaspina ferry

    JUNEAU, Alaska — I'd been told she'd had a little work done. Who can blame her? She was turning 50, and her life had been hard. The miles were starting to show. But after an $8-million update, she was as good as new and ready to celebrate —...
  • Op-ed: With fire season upon us, US Forest Service night flying helicopter ready

    As firefighters struggle to contain the Powerhouse fire that is raging between Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley, we are reminded of the terrible devastation that fire, wind and dry fuel can bring. We are also seeing the tremendous utility of night...
  • Angeles National Forest fire now at 1,500 acres

    Angeles National Forest fire now at 1,500 acres
    A wildfire in the Angeles National Forest and Santa Clarita has burned more than 1,500 acres and was only 15% contained Friday, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. The flames are chewing through dried-out brush and chaparral in the steep,...
  • Deforestation in Brazil rain forest spurs evolution

    Deforestation in Brazil rain forest spurs evolution
    Deforestaton is propeling fast changes in evolution, a study of the Brazilian rain forest suggests. Researchers found that in areas where populations of large-billed, fruit-eating birds, such as toucans, have been driven out because of deforestation,...
  • Angeles National Forest fire grows to 1,400 acres, 15% contained

    A wildfire in the Angeles National Forest and Santa Clarita has burned more than 1,400 acres and was 15% contained Friday, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. New evacuations were ordered at 5 a.m. for homes on a one-mile stretch of San...
  • Consumer question: When is 'green' logging really green?

    Consumer question: When is 'green' logging really green?
    SEATTLE — The seal looked appealing, a daisy on a field of green, with the words “Tested Green.” It was issued to more than 120 products as a guarantee of environmental responsibility. The problem, federal trade regulators announced in...
  • Evacuations ordered as fire rages in Angeles National Forest

    Evacuations ordered as fire rages in Angeles National Forest
    Flames fanned by strong winds in the Angeles National Forest burned close to high-voltage electrical lines Thursday afternoon, and mandatory evacuations were being ordered as a brush fire raged out of control. About 400 acres had been burned as hundreds...
  • Conservation groups challenge 'green' forest product certification

    Conservation groups challenge 'green' forest product certification
    SEATTLE -- When an intense storm pounded southwestern Washington in 2007, mud poured down from the mountainsides, logging debris choked streams and the Chehalis River flooded much of the region, causing $57 million in damage. Almost immediately,...