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What ignited many of California’s worst wildfires a mystery
It’s estimated human activity causes more than 80 percent of all wildfires in the United States.

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Public meetings called on downsized Grand Staircase plans
The management of the downsized Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and will be the subject of two public meetings next month
Oregon sees low-oxygen seasons in coastal waters
Hypoxia was rarely recorded last century, but it has been observed almost annually since 2002.
Montana winds down quiet 2018 fire season after record year
Storms this week are dumping rain across Montana and bringing the state closer to the end of a fire season that's been much smaller and much less expensive than 2017's record-setting year
Grizzly’s rare aggressive attack kills 1, puzzles officials
The attack Friday happened in an area where Wyoming officials are trying to persuade a judge to allow grizzlies to be legally hunted.
Attack prompts questions on whether to kill more cougars
The number of cougars killed due to human or livestock conflicts reached 169 animals in 2016
Wildfire forces evacuation of hundreds of Utah homes
A fast-growing wildfire roaring through dry terrain in Utah is forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes
3 houses burned in a southwestern Montana wildfire
Fire officials in southwestern Montana say three houses were burned in a Gallatin County wildfire
Groups Seek Ban On M-44 ‘Cyanide Bombs’ In Oregon
Wildlife Services states it uses M-44s to kill problem coyotes, foxes and feral dogs.
Judge to decide on grizzly bear hunts in Idaho, Wyoming
The U.S. Interior Department last year lifted protections on about 700 grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park.
Nevada senator asks federal agency to reconsider aid denial
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is asking a federal agency to reconsider its decision to deny an emergency assistance grant for a wildfire in northeastern Nevada