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Forest fires impact national parks

Forest fires impact national parks Aug 30th, 2011 at 9:00AM: While parts of the eastern United States continue to struggle with too much water in the wake of Hurricane Irene's passing, out west the dry conditions have led to forest fires that are having an impact on two of the nation's most popular national parks. Late last week, a fire sparked up on the edge of Yosemite National Park when a motor home caught fire. The blaze quickly spread to the...

Smokey Bear returns, still fighting wildfires

Smokey Bear returns, still fighting wildfires Jul 15th, 2010 at 8:00AM: An icon in the advertising world returned to the airwaves recently when the Ad Council and the USDA Forest Service, launched a new campaign featuring Smokey Bear, who continues to remind us that "only you can prevent wildfires." The new campaign includes a series of PSA's that are already airing on television, as well as an educational DVD designed for elementary children. Smokey first made his...

Pirates vs cruise ship: Travel fibs I've told my mother and a poll

Pirates vs cruise ship: Travel fibs I've told my mother and a poll Apr 27th, 2009 at 8:30AM: I don't plan to tell my mother lies when I travel. I actually think what I'm saying is accurate information, but I have one of those mothers who sees disaster looming at many corners so I try to sideswipe her fears with a "That won't happen." The latest fib has to do with the pirates that attacked the MSC Melody cruise ship on Saturday. See, just last month I insisted that pirates would not...

Montana: Forest Fires and Calls from Home

Montana: Forest Fires and Calls from Home Aug 5th, 2007 at 11:25AM: Perhaps this has happened to you-you've headed off on vacation and people who love you start to worry if you're safe. That's happened to us this summer. It started when we were driving from Seattle, Washington to Philipsburg, Montana. In Coerr d'Alene, Idaho my cell phone rang. It was my mom. My husband's mom had called her concerned that we might be driving right into forest fires. She had tried...

Five Famous Forest Fires

Five Famous Forest Fires Jun 12th, 2007 at 8:30AM: Rising temperatures and low humidity levels in Sequoia National Forest in California have done nothing to help firefighters who are currently battling to contain a blaze that has already burned almost 4,000 acres of beautiful forest. Authorities speculate the fire, which is now about 65 percent contained, was started by a camper in the Goldledge Campgrounds on June 3rd. With camping season in...

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