the republic logo
rss feed
Stories with subject: Forests
  • Report: Pennsylvania forests impacted by drilling 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:19 am
  • PITTSBURGH - A small portion of Pennsylvania state forest land has been impacted by shale gas drilling, but many questions remain about how to manage the politically sensitive issue that is opposed by many residents, according to a new report.

  • Bill Clinton jokes with Spacey at benefit concert 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:31 am
  • NEW YORK - Near the end of the first half of Thursday's 25th Anniversary Rain Forest benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, chairwoman Trudie Styler introduced a man who recently learned he was going to be a grandfather, and out came former President Bill Clinton.

  • Brewer axes bill giving Tombstone fed land access 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:40 pm
  • PHOENIX - Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday vetoed a bill designed to allow the city of Tombstone to access federal land to repair its water system, saying the legislation had constitutional issues.

  • List of agencies with fire restrictions grows 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:34 pm
  • SPRINGERVILLE, Arizona - The list of agencies enacting fire restrictions in Arizona is growing.

  • Black Forest board changes firefighter jobs 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:19 am
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - A part-time firefighter position is being eliminated and there will no longer be any paid firefighters at one fire station in Black Forest because of the high cost of an internal investigation.

  • Raytheon breaks ground for expansion 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:16 am
  • FOREST, Mississippi - Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems has broken ground on an expansion at its Forest, Mississippi, facility.

  • Flagstaff homeless site begins closing at night 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:12 pm
  • FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Flagstaff's largest shelter for the homeless closed its nighttime services for the season Wednesday, meaning dozens are heading for the woods in and around the northern Arizona city in search of places to stay.

  • Idaho sues timber company over N. Idaho wildfire 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:09 pm
  • LEWISTON, Idaho - Idaho officials have filed a lawsuit against a timber company and its contractor contending they're responsible for a wildfire that killed a 20-year-old Forest Service firefighter and burned more than 300 acres in northern Idaho.

  • Forest Service urges bear safety in North Carolina 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:37 am
  • ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - The U.S. Forest Service is urging those who are outdoors in North Carolina to be careful around bears.

  • Northern Ariz. agencies to enact fire restrictions 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:04 pm
  • FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Parts of northern Arizona soon will be under fire restrictions.

  • Fires prompt restrictions, pre-evacuation notices 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:50 pm
  • FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Authorities in southeastern Arizona put residents on notice Tuesday that they might have to evacuate because of a wildfire burning in the Huachuca Mountains. Meanwhile, officials in northern Arizona were preparing to enact fire restrictions about a month earlier than normal.

  • Man sentenced to life in Forest Acres killing 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:28 am
  • WINNSBORO, South Carolina - A man has pleaded guilty in the 2009 shooting death of a woman at a bank ATM near Columbia in 2009.

  • Northern Ariz. fire reaches 75 percent containment 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:16 pm
  • FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - A wildfire in the Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff near the Canyon Vista Campground has been downgraded and some of the assigned crews are being released for duty elsewhere.

  • Food forest taking shape in Johnson City 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:35 am
  • JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee - A food forest is taking shape in Johnson City thanks to the help of volunteers.

  • Chile fire toll: 12 dead; 2,000 homes destroyed 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:55 pm
  • VALPARAISO, Chile - A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful Chilean port city and stubbornly burned out of control in places more than 24 hours later, killing 12 people and destroying at least 2,000 homes. More than 10,000 people were evacuated, including more than 200 female inmates at a prison.

  • Mineral County to Forest Service: Cut more timber 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:41 pm
  • SUPERIOR, Montana - They're frustrated and disgruntled here in Mineral County, and they're not big fans of the United States Forest Service.

  • Oregon considers selling forest to benefit schools 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 9:46 pm
  • GRANTS PASS, Oregon - The state of Oregon will consider selling the whole Elliott State Forest, where legal battles over logging and protections for threatened species have reduced revenues for schools.

  • Bighorn National Forest plans spring burning 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:04 am
  • SHERIDAN, Wyoming - Firefighters on the Bighorn National Forest plan to conduct prescribed burns over the next several weeks. The burns could begin as soon as mid-April and continue through late spring.

  • Conditions lead to higher fire danger in NM forest 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:04 am
  • ALAMOGORDO, New Mexico - The combination of dry, warm and windy weather has prompted the Lincoln National Forest in southern New Mexico to increase its fire danger rating.

  • Forest Grove, Ore., standoff ends in man's arrest 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 11:11 pm
  • FOREST GROVE, Oregon - Authorities say a man arrested at a Forest Grove, Oregon, used car business after a robbery attempt and an eight-hour police standoff previously served time in Washington state for second-degree murder.

  • Man suspected in California chase ID'd 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:49 pm
  • WEOTT, California - Humboldt County authorities are trying to get a man suspected of striking and injuring a U.S. Forest Service official with his vehicle to turn himself in.

  • Groups negotiating to end megaloads lawsuit 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:35 pm
  • BOISE, Idaho - Idaho Rivers United and the Nez Perce Tribe are in mediation with the U.S. Forest Service to end a lawsuit concerning megaloads on U.S. Highway 12 in northern Idaho.

  • Sedona businessman fined for ropes training course 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:44 pm
  • SEDONA, Arizona - A Sedona businessman has agreed to pay a fine and restitution for conducting a ropes training course near Oak Creek Canyon without a permit and for damaging resources.

  • Clarification: Mice-Lyme Disease story 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:36 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - In a story April 6, The Associated Press reported that Lyme disease affects about 30,000 people annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency says that while 30,000 cases are officially reported annually, the number of Americans infected each year is estimated at around 300,000, based on preliminary results of three ongoing studies.

  • Review: 'Rio 2' dazzling but overloaded 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 2:47 pm
  • A vivid and delightful animated spectacle, "Rio 2" is chock-full of colorful 3-D wonder and jubilant musical numbers set against a tale of family dynamics and environmental dilemmas.