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U.S. Forest Service Says It's Spending More Than Half Its Budget On Wildfires

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Forest Service for the first time is spending more than half its budget to fight wildfires like those now ravaging the west...

Senators Protest Cuts To Wildfire Prevention Funds

AP | Posted 06.28.2013 | Green

DENVER -- A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators is urging the Obama administration to focus more on preventing wildfires. The administration is proposi...

Area Burned By U.S. Wildfires Expected To Double By 2050

Posted 12.17.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: Warmer and drier conditions in coming decades will likely cause the burned area from wildfires in the U.S. ...

A Future Of Bigger Wildfires More Often For U.S. West

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, Sept 18 (Reuters) - A warming trend has contributed to a sharp rise in the number and size of wildfi...

Montana Wildfires Burn Homes, Cause Injuries

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. — Firefighters struggled Thursday to gain control of major Montana wildfires that burned houses and caused injuries, even as cre...

Dazzling Map Reveals Rising Menace Of U.S. Fires

Posted 07.22.2012 | Green

By Andrea Mustain, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: A new map, done up in blazing color, plots more than a decade's worth of the massi...

PHOTOS: Droughts, Wildfires And Other Extreme Weather

Posted 07.09.2012 | Green

The first week of July saw extreme weather hit across much of the country, with a heat wave, drought and severe wildfires all leaving their mark. High...

Winds Vex Crews Battling Southern Idaho Blaze

AP | JESSIE L. BONNER | Posted 09.08.2012 | Green

BOISE, Idaho — Firefighters gained ground on a number of wildfires across the West but struggled in southern Idaho, where winds fanned a fast-mo...

'This Is What Global Warming Looks Like'

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 09.02.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — Is it just freakish weather or something more? Climate scientists suggest that if you want a glimpse of some of the worst of global...

Record Weather Presents Dangerous Wildfire Threat

AP | REMA RAHMAN | Posted 04.13.2012 | Green

DENVER -- The West's 2012 wildfire season exploded in earnest last month with a wind-whipped blaze that killed three people in rugged alpine canyon co...

Forest Service Will Continue Using Fire Retardant

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 12.21.2011 | Green

The U.S. Forest Service has backed off claims about the effectiveness of the huge red plumes of fire retardant that big airplanes drop on wildfires, b...