Western U.S. wildfires going unchecked, stretching resources thin

Aug 18, 2015

Western U.S. wildfires going unchecked, stretching resources thin

Dozens of large wildfires roared largely unchecked across several Western states on Monday, stretching resources thin for agencies struggling to contain the flames amid a heat wave gripping the drought-parched region. Among the areas hardest hit was northern Idaho, where an elderly evacuee was ...

Aug 14, 2015

Fifteen U.S. states seek to block EPA carbon rule

Fifteen state attorneys general petitioned a federal court in Washington on Thursday to block new U.S. rules to curb carbon emissions from power plants, in the first of several expected legal challenges to the Obama administration measure. States that oppose the Environmental Protection Agency’s ...