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State and federal wildlife officials are investigating the poaching of a gray wolf near Upper Klamath Lake in south-central Oregon. The wolf was found dead Oct. 6. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the poacher. 

As wildfires grow bigger and hotter across the West, the U.S. Forest Service faces a daunting task. The agency has developed a 10-year strategy that calls for removing hazardous fuels across 20 million acres of national forests — and 30 million acres of federal, state, tribal and private land — to protect resources and communities.

Governments will have to overcome "nimbyism," including in Washington, to achieve clean-energy goals, Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday at the United Nations climate conference. Regulatory reforms are needed to prevent local opponents from delaying projects, Inslee said in Egypt.