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Plane crash kills 1, starts blaze in Californiaupdated: Sun Sep 04 2011 21:37:00

Firefighters scrambled to control a southern California brush fire started by a small plane crash Sunday night, reported federal and local authorities, which ordered residents of one threatened canyon to evacuate.

Some Arizona fire evacuations liftedupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 17:17:00

Firefighters make progress against the Wallow fire and some residents are allowed to return. CNN's Jim Spellman reports.

Rescue halted for man trapped, spotted in abandoned Nevada mineupdated: Fri Mar 04 2011 15:28:00

Citing perilous conditions, rescuers halted their efforts Friday to save a man who fell into an abandoned northern Nevada mine, making their decision hours after video footage showed signs of life.

Wild horses help tame wild menupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 07:36:00

Just like the men training them, these horses used to be free. The animals were free to roam the land in the West, and the men were free to come and go as they please. Now they are both captive at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center.

Inmates bond with horsesupdated: Thu Jan 06 2011 07:36:00

CNN's John Zarrella reports on a Nevada prison where inmates and horses live and learn from each other.

Battling over the wild horse roundupupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 14:04:00

The government says the wild mustang population is out of control, but activists say they must be protected.

Wild horse roundup triggers controversyupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 14:04:00

The helicopter is on the chase. At first, you can only hear it. Then, from behind the hillside, you see a herd of wild horses running for their freedom, with the helicopter close behind.

Report: Agency failed to follow procedures in off-road race crashupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 18:54:00

The federal Bureau of Land Management said Friday that it had only one ranger on duty and that it failed to follow its own procedures in permitting an off-road race in Southern California where eight spectators were killed in a crash.

Deadly desert race: What were the rules?updated: Fri Nov 19 2010 18:54:00

CNN's Josh Levs explains the rules surrounding desert racing and the terrain where a deadly accident took place.

Alaska's untapped oil reserves estimate lowered by about 90 percentupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 01:35:00

The U.S. Geological Survey says a revised estimate for the amount of conventional, undiscovered oil in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska is a fraction of a previous estimate.

Off-road motorcycle race approved for area where fatal crash occurredupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 17:48:00

Federal officials have given the go-ahead for a motorcycle race in California's Johnson Valley Open Area, where a truck race turned deadly Saturday, killing eight and injuring nine, officials said Friday.

Feds bar deadly race's organizers during inquiryupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 16:19:00

Federal officials Thursday barred the promoters of last week's deadly off-road race in Southern California from holding future races on public land while an investigation is under way.

California Patrol: Driver in deadly race crash will not face chargesupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 08:13:00

The driver of a truck that crashed into a crowd of spectators in a California desert, killing eight, will not face criminal charges, a spokesman for the highway patrol said on Monday.

California off-road event turns deadlyupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 08:13:00

CNN's April Williams recounts the tragic details of the crash that killed 8 people in the Mojave Desert.

3 wildfires burn more than 30,660 acres in Southern Californiaupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 23:03:00

With fire season under way, hundreds of firefighters -- backed up by more than a dozen aircraft -- are battling three wildfires in southern California.

California governor declares state of emergency as 2 wildfires rageupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 04:47:00

Two roaring wildfires in southern California prompted at least 2,300 evacuations and a state of emergency late Tuesday.

Hundreds of firefighters converge on California wildfireupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 12:58:00

Four hundred firefighters were converging Friday on a wildfire caused by lightning about 150 miles north of Los Angeles, California, according to the Kern County Fire Department.

Firefighters contain fire at Idaho National Laboratoryupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 11:58:00

A 109,305-acre fire, mostly on the grounds of a U.S. Energy Department facility containing a nuclear fuel development complex, has been fully contained, according to the government's InciWeb fire incident information website.

Troubled agency gets acting directorupdated: Sat May 29 2010 13:01:00

An acting director was settling into the top job Saturday at the troubled Minerals Management Service, which is involved in federal oversight of offshore oil drilling.

24 indicted in theft of Native American artifactsupdated: Wed Jun 10 2009 21:18:00

Federal authorities indicted 24 people Wednesday on charges of selling, buying or exchanging archaeological artifacts stolen from Native American lands -- part of what Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar called a crackdown on smugglers of such relics.

Lawsuit seeks to halt gas and oil drilling in Utahupdated: Wed Dec 17 2008 17:27:00

Seven environmental groups filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the federal Bureau of Land Management, hoping to stop the sale of leases to oil and gas companies on land in Utah that includes what some call the "world's longest art gallery."

Fortune: The Southwest desert's real estate boomupdated: Fri Jul 11 2008 04:38:00

Doug Buchanan grins with relief when he sees the carcasses. He has just driven up a steep dirt road onto a vast, sunbaked mesa overlooking the Mojave Desert in western Nevada. There, a few feet from the trail, lie the corpses of two steers. A raven perches on one, the only object more than three feet above the ground on this pancake-flat plateau. Cattle, dead or alive, qualify as good news in Buchanan's line of work. If cattle are present, that means grazing is permitted, and that in turn means that this land is most likely not protected habitat for the desert tortoise.

Time.com: House Wants $1B for Wildfiresupdated: Thu Apr 17 2008 20:00:00

A bill approved Thursday by the House Natural Resources Committee would set aside up to $1 billion to pay for fighting major wildfires

Energy, wealth and wildlife: Wyoming looks for harmonyupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 10:25:00

Call it modern horse-trading. Balancing the nation's energy needs with its interests in protecting wildlife and habitats.

Wyoming wealth vs. wildlifeupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 10:25:00

Is the natural gas boom in Wyoming helping the economy at the expense of wildlife? CNN.com's Ashley Fantz reports

Report: Government negligent in Utah mine collapseupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 22:07:00

Federal safety officials were negligent in their approval of work plans for a Utah coal mine that collapsed in August 2007, leaving nine dead, a Labor Department report concluded Monday.

Montana wildfire spreadsupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 02:00:00

Montana wildfire spreads

Weathering wildfiresupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 06:15:00

When are wildfires a good thing? Maybe more often than you think.

CNNMoney: Oil shaleupdated: Fri Dec 09 2005 11:48:00

Legendary American geophysicist M. King Hubbert famously predicted in 1956 that U.S. oil production would peak in the early 1970s. Though ridiculed at the time, his prediction -- today known as "Hubbert's peak" -- came true, and domestic production has declined ever since.

If you go ... updated: Mon Jul 11 2005 11:19:00

Tips for rafting the San Juan River:

CNNMoney: Ford turns attention to real mustangsupdated: Wed Jun 01 2005 07:38:00

Ford Motor Company announced that it will provide aid to help save about 2,000 wild mustangs.

Fortune: PLANT CURATORupdated: Mon May 16 2005 00:01:00

Kirk Anderson, curator of gardens, the Living Desert, Palm Desert, Calif.

Fortune: Landlords vs. the Inquisition, the species nobody knows, unsung CEOs, and other matters. GOD AT WORKupdated: Mon Feb 10 1992 00:01:00

On the assumption that concerned citizens are beyond hope when it comes to environmental policy, Kindly Dr. Keeping Up herewith offers a guide for those who remain steadfastly unconcerned about the...

Fortune: WHERE'S THE BEEF? CHECK THIS OUT America's cattlemen may not be in the same lobbying league as Big Oil or the Big Banks. But latupdated: Mon Jul 29 1991 00:01:00

AGRICULTURE Secretary Edward Madigan walked into a haymaker this April at a meeting with the National Cattlemen's Association. The cowmen were beefing about some damn fool nutrition pyramid they ha...

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