- Holiday campers warned of smoke from California wildfire Updated: Sep-03-15 8:41 pm
FRESNO, California - Smoke from a large wildfire burning in California's Sierra Nevada has prompted a health warning for Labor Day weekend campers.
- Forest Service spends a record $243M last week on wildfires Updated: Sep-03-15 7:03 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Forest Service spent a record $243 million last week battling forest fires around the country, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday.
- Dominica estimates storm damage at nearly half of GDP Updated: Sep-03-15 5:16 pm
ROSEAU, Dominica - A preliminary assessment of the effects of Tropical Storm Erika on the island of Dominica has found damage to basic infrastructure alone that amounts to nearly half of the small country's GDP, the prime minister said Thursday.
- Firefighters, air drops slow massive wildfire in Idaho Updated: Sep-03-15 3:05 pm
BOISE, Idaho - More than 1,000 firefighters and an unusually large number of aerial drops have slowed a massive west-central Idaho wildfire, fire managers said Thursday, though some residents in the region were still being told to evacuate.
- Firefighters work to control Washington wildfires Updated: Sep-03-15 12:51 pm
NESPELEM, Washington - Fire officials say they're making progress on Washington's massive wildfires in central in eastern Washington, but warmer drier weather is expected to make things more challenging over the next few days.
- Containment of large Oregon wildfire approaches 60 percent Updated: Sep-03-15 12:11 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - The team fighting a large wildfire in Eastern Oregon has scheduled a final community meeting in Prairie City, a place that has been threatened by the blaze for weeks.
- Tropical Storm Fred is weakening in the Atlantic Updated: Sep-03-15 11:13 am
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Fred is weakening far out over the Atlantic.
- Evacuation notifications lifted for Larimer County wildfire Updated: Sep-03-15 11:02 am
LIVERMORE, Colorado - Evacuation notifications have been lifted after more than 100 people were told to get out of the Crystal Lakes area in northern Colorado because of a 20-ccre wildfire.
- Crews fight 450-acre fire in rural Northern California Updated: Sep-03-15 10:13 am
LAKEPORT, California - Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents of a rural area of Lake County as crews rush to quell a wildfire burning through timber in steep terrain.
- Man charged with murder in death of Spartanburg woman Updated: Sep-03-15 9:58 am
SPARTANBURG, South Carolina - A man has been charged with murder in the death of a pregnant Spartanburg woman whose body was found beaten and burned in some woods.
- Larimer County wildfire forces evacuations Updated: Sep-03-15 9:44 am
LIVERMORE, Colorado - Firefighters are working to stop a wildfire that forced the evacuation of some homes in northern Larimer County.
- Image of Asia: Wildfires in Indonesia spread haze Updated: Sep-03-15 9:40 am
In this photo by Joshua Paul, a construction worker lights a cigarette against the hazy skyline in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Wildfires caused by illegal land clearing on Indonesia's Sumatra and Borneo islands often spread choking haze into neighboring countries, and several locations in western Malaysia registered unhealthy air quality Thursday. Last year, the Indonesian Parliament ratified an agreement with other Southeast Asian countries to more actively fight forest fires and haze. The country banned open burning in 1999 after the haze caused disputes with its neighbors, but enforcement is often lax.
- Portugal's hot and dry August worsens drought conditions Updated: Sep-03-15 9:25 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's weather service says the country is enduring its second-worst drought since comprehensive records began 70 years ago.
- Firefighter battling wildfire injured in ATV crash Updated: Sep-03-15 5:52 am
HELENA, Montana - A firefighter working to battle a wildfire north of Helena has been hospitalized after an ATV crash.
- Oldest survivor of San Francisco earthquake of 1906 dies Updated: Sep-02-15 9:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Ruth Newman was just a child living on an outlying ranch when the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 struck, but her memory of that day never faded, her daughter said.
- State orders California firm to stop tapping Sierra springs Updated: Sep-02-15 6:19 pm
FRESNO, California - Armed with evidence captured by surveillance cameras, California regulators have ordered a business to stop tapping Sierra Nevada spring water that is later bottled and sold in stores, officials said Wednesday.
- West Virginia editorial roundup Updated: Sep-02-15 4:20 pm
Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:
- Evacuations lifted around destructive Oregon wildfire Updated: Sep-02-15 3:33 pm
JOHN DAY, Oregon - Firefighters battling a destructive wildfire near John Day are allowing people who have been evacuated for weeks to return to their homes.
- Outdoor options in Oregon for Labor Day weekend Updated: Sep-02-15 1:13 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Campers heading out of Portland over Labor Day weekend have caught a break.
- Sequim tries sending reclaimed water to farms during drought Updated: Sep-02-15 5:23 am
SEQUIM, Washington - A Sequim pilot program to pump reclaimed water into Bell Creek will also provide irrigation to a local farm during drier times.
- Official says Cedar Mountain wildfire caused by 2 juveniles Updated: Sep-01-15 9:44 pm
CODY, Wyoming - A Wyoming official says two juveniles playing with fire sparked a blaze on Cedar Mountain that burned 145 acres over the weekend.
- Fort Carson team in Washington state to battle wildfires Updated: Sep-01-15 7:34 pm
FORT CARSON, Colorado - Six Fort Carson civilian firefighters are in Washington state to help battle wildfires.
- Evacuation lifted for homes near Salt Lake City suburb fire Updated: Sep-01-15 6:17 pm
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah - Authorities lifted an evacuation notice Tuesday afternoon for 30 homes bordering a brush fire that was burning near the mouth of a Salt Lake City-area canyon.
- Texas regulator clears oil and gas company of causing quakes Updated: Sep-01-15 5:09 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The regulatory agency overseeing Texas' oil and gas industry has determined that a series of small earthquakes in North Texas likely wasn't caused by drilling operations by an Exxon Mobil subsidiary.
- Low-lying flood pool in Cameron County to be drained Updated: Sep-01-15 3:52 pm
LA FERIA, Texas - A low-lying flood pool in South Texas will be drained after causing high-water problems during Hurricane Dolly in 2008.