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  • Wildfire season: 7 ways you can help save lives and property

    Homeowners living within a mile of forests or any fire-prone landscape – public or private, rural or urban – can take simple preventive steps to limit damage from wildfires. Here are seven ways to help your community become "fire adapted" and contain rising fire-control costs.

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  • New fish species found identified in 2 N. Idaho rivers

    New fish species: Sculpin are typically found in North America's major river systems.

  • Glendora wildfire: Fire halted at LA suburbs as winds die down

    The Glendora fire appears to have been halted, as the Santa Ana winds died down after fanning the wildfire into life and spreading it through 1,700 acres, east of Los Angeles.

  • Grand Canyon mine work put on hold

    Grand Canyon mine: The company digging a shaft into the Arizona ground has temporarily stopped the Grand Canyon mine project.

  • Azusa fire burns in Southern California mountains

    Azusa fire erupted shortly before 6 p.m. Monday and was mostly burning in the Angeles National Forest, away from populated areas. Smoke from the Azusa fire spread over the eastern foothill suburbs of Los Angeles.

  • Yosemite Rim Fire: why there's more optimism about taming it

    Cooler temperatures, higher humidity, and lighter winds are helping those battling the Yosemite Rim Fire, which is now 30 percent contained. Also factors: drones and areas already scorched in the past decade.

  • Yosemite fire prompts state of emergency in San Francisco (+video)

    The 200-square-mile Rim Fire that’s edged into Yosemite National Park prompted California Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency for San Francisco, which relies on water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir inside the park.

  • California wildfire chases 1,500 from their homes

    California wildfires have injured five people, destroyed at least 10 homes and are threatening hundreds more. Over 1,000 firefighters, 13 helicopters, and six air tankers are battling the flames.

  • Idyllwild wildfire: Thunderstorms could be wildcard

    A wildfire in Southern California near Palm Springs, which has burned since Monday, could be either hindered or aided by thunderstorms. Moisture could help firefighters, but wind and lightning could exasperate conditions. 

  • Ash borer beetle shows up in Iowa (again)

    Ash borer beetle, first spotted in Iowa three years ago, has now appeared in a second location in the state, officials announced Tuesday. Most ash borer beetle infestations have been caused by people unknowingly moving infested firewood, nursery plants and sawmill logs across county and state lines. 

  • Idyllwild fire a 'rapidly changing animal'

    Idyllwild fire burned seven homes in the mountains west of Palm Springs, Calif., late Monday and early Tuesday as the fire more than doubled in size. The Idyllwild fire was mostly moving away from small communities and toward the desert, but officials said a shift in wind could easily sweep it back toward homes.

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Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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