A fire burning in southern Wyoming’s Medicine Bow National Forest grew to 644 acres on Friday afternoon, prompting evacuations in the area.
A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for the Rock Creek Canyon area of the South Hills due to the Badger Fire, which has grown to 42,345 acres.
Chalk this up as another weird side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At high noon on Thursday, Sept. 8, the skies to the west of Highway 101 in Monterey County were dark, filled with smoke from the growing Dolan Fire. The smell of active fire got stronger further south, near Fort Hunter Liggett.
The Big Hollow Fire in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest swelled from 6,000 acres Wednesday to 22,000 by Thursday and the southwestern portion of the forest is completely closed to the public, according to state forest officials.
As of 6 p.m. today, the Mt. Hood National Forest is temporarily closed to public access, and will remain closed until further notice, due to dangerous fire conditions.
WASHINGTON – The National Park Service on Wednesday released a plan to identify gaps in the current National Park System to better inform future decision-makers – including the incoming Trump Administration -- of options that more fully represent the nation’s natural and cultural resources, and the experiences of all Americans.
A new study using a NASA satellite instrument orbiting Earth has found that small, environmental changes in polar food webs significantly influence the boom-and-bust cycles of phytoplankton. These findings will supply important data for ecosystem management, commercial fisheries and our understanding of the interactions between Earth’s climate and key ocean ecosystems, NASA said.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Unprecedented warming air temperature in 2016 over the Arctic contributed to a record-breaking delay in the fall sea ice freeze-up, leading to extensive melting of Greenland ice sheet and land-based snow cover, says a NOAA-sponsored report released Tuesday.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced $900,000 in grants under the Wolf Livestock Demonstration Project Grant Program. Grants will be distributed to the states of Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.