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California's new wildfire reality: 2 years of devastation fuel calls for changes in tactics

YOSEMITE WEST - When a wall of flames raced up the hillside at Avalanche Creek on a recent afternoon, firefighters in Yosemite National Park had to …

Yosemite fire: What we know about the Ferguson Fire near the national park

During the busy summer season, people are being asked to evacuate Yosemite National Park. Here's what we know about the Ferguson Fire and why the wildfire is a concern, despite being outside the park.<p>Why are officials asking people to evacuate?<p>On Tuesday, people were asked to evacuate Yosemite …

National Parks

We worked for Bush & Obama: Here's a bipartisan solution to America's wildfire problem

Roughly 7-8 million acres burn in wildfires annually, almost twice as many as three decades ago — we must take action.<p>Republicans and Democrats aren’t supposed to agree on much these days, particularly when it comes to the environment and management of our public lands. But, we do.<p>Both of us served …

Forests

Wildfires seem unstoppable, but they can be prevented. Here's how.

Actively managing our forests benefits the environment, the economy, and most important, it saves lives.<p>The flames of the Ferguson Fire in California have become the latest symbols of a seemingly perennial challenge of fighting fires in the West. I just returned from the Ferguson Fire camp, where I …

Forests

Zinke calls for proactive approach to fighting wildfires in new op-ed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is calling for a more proactive approach to preventing wildfires, as his department says around 100 fires rage in the western United States.<p>Zinke, whose department manages about one-fifth of land in the US, is also making clear what his call to "actively manage …

Forests

Secretary Zinke Says Climate Change Is Not Responsible for California Wildfires, Blames Environmentalists

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on Sunday said that “extreme” environmental groups are contributing to the rise of wildfires in the West.<p>During …

Forests

Cal Fire To Trump: We Have Plenty Of Water. The Problem Is Climate Change.

The president had blamed California wildfires on "bad environmental laws" and water diversion.<p>California fire officials swung back at President Donald Trump after he tweeted over the weekend that the state’s devastating wildfires have been exacerbated by a water shortage resulting from “bad …

Forests

It’s Official: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Is An Ostrich About Wildfires

Two days after railing against the “uninformed” left, the Interior secretary claimed California's catastrophic blazes have “nothing to do with climate change.”<p>At a conservative event in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, on Friday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke pounced on the opportunity to blast his …

Forests

The costs to fight the deadly wildfires in the West are spiraling out of control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The long and brutal 2017 wildfire season is stressing the state and federal agencies that have to pay for the army of ground crews and machinery required to fight them.<p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The long and brutal 2017 wildfire season is stressing the state and federal …

Forests

Zinke takes forestry fight to fire-ravaged California

Interior Secretary Ryan ZinkeRyan Keith ZinkeZinke takes forestry fight to fire-ravaged California Trump officials open door to fracking in …

Forests

Yosemite Valley To Reopen After Closure Due To Fire and Smoke

If all goes as planned Yosemite Valley — the National Park's most popular tourist area — will re-open Tuesday after being closed for nearly three weeks due to poor air quality and fire danger. At the moment, there are no people on trails, or climbers on cliffs that line the valley.<p>This weekend …

National Parks

Yosemite Valley To Reopen After Closure Due To Fire and Smoke

Support the news<p>If all goes as planned Yosemite Valley — the National Park's most popular tourist area — will re-open Tuesday after being closed for …

National Parks

Ferguson Fire burns 403 more acres, but full containment closer

Full containment of the Ferguson Fire is seemingly near.<p>The wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park is 83 percent contained and has burned 403 …

National Parks

Ferguson Fire Incident Command Post Video Update for August 7, 2018

August 7, 2018 - Video from the Ferguson Fire Incident Command Post in Ahwahnee, CA. from 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.<p>Several speakers give …

National Parks

As Firefighters Gain On Ferguson Fire, Yosemite Valley Still Under Threat

The Ferguson Fire has now consumed close to 95,000 acres near Yosemite National Park, and hazardous smoke conditions have closed Yosemite Valley …

National Parks

When It Comes To Saving Yosemite From Fire, Fire May Be The Solution

There are no hikers on trails or climbers on the Valley's cliffs, because smoke from the Ferguson Fire has shut down parts of the park …

National Parks

Romney Says Early Detection, Logging Could Stop Wildfires

As wildfires ravage the U.S. West, Republican Senate candidate Mitt Romney has called for more logging and a high-tech early detection system in a …

Forests

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Blames Environmentalists, Not Climate Change, For California Wildfire - The Ring of Fire Network

Ryan Zinke, the Secretary of the Interior, knows exactly who to blame for the largest wildfire in the history of California. It isn’t climate change, …

Forests

The Mendocino Complex is California's biggest fire ever, but residents know it could have been much worse

Under a smoky haze, Larry Wiedey idled Tuesday in a parking lot outside a makeshift shelter at Mountain Vista Middle School in Lake County, where several fire refugees had set up cots and parked their cars.<p>He’s been camping there for three nights, displaced by what is now the largest fire on record …

National Parks

Firefighters gain ground on record-breaking Mendocino Complex fire as battles against statewide blazes continue

Firefighters in Northern California were beginning to gain ground Tuesday against a record-breaking wildfire in Lake County, as firefighters across the state continued battling 18 blazes that have scorched more than 619,000 acres.<p>The Mendocino Complex fire, which became the largest wildfire in …

California

What Couples Nearing Retirement Need to Do Now

Does your retirement vision match your partner's?<p>When you were in your twenties and thirties, retirement probably seemed unimaginably distant. Now, …

Retirement

Yosemite Closed Indefinitely As California Fires Grow To Largest In History: Map And Update

The scope of California’s fires is unprecedented and has resulted in the closure of Yosemite National Park as firefighters battle 17 large fires, one of which is the largest fire in California’s history.<p>To help give perspective, we’ll cover both updates and maps of where the fires currently are and …

National Parks

Simplify your life with the mental model known as Occam’s razor

Legend has it that NASA spent a decade and millions of dollars developing a ballpoint pen that would work in zero gravity and function in extreme …

Stephen King

Your Complete Guide to Vanguard ETFs

Vanguard is an index fund pioneer and has more than 50 ETFs to choose from.<p>Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, have become extremely popular investments, …

Investing

5 science-backed strategies for being more likable to employers, romantic partners, and everyone in-between

One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that someone likes you. Are you likable?<p>It doesn't matter if it's your crush, your boss, a new friend or your favorite barista.<p>It's possible that these three words are some of the most powerful in the English language:<p><i>I like you.</i><p>Okay, okay, I …

Body Language

A Trainer Shares an Effective Strength Training and Cardio Schedule to Get Rid of Fat

Although a magical formula for losing body fat doesn't exist, we may have come pretty damn close. To be fair, it's not a one-size-fits-all solution, nor is it easy by any means, but Corey Phelps, NASM-certified personal trainer, certified BASI Pilates teacher, and TRX and Spinning instructor, …

Workouts