The news continues to be bad in parts of Colorado, where three major wildfires are burning. One, the Black Forest blaze near Colorado Springs, remains “zero percent contained” and has already destroyed about 100 homes, according to The Associated Press and other news outlets.
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Colorado Fires: New Evacuations, More Homes Burned
- The amendment to phase out old-growth logging has been in the works since 2014. It takes effect in 30 days.
- Black carbon, which is produced by burning, can accelerate warming of the atmosphere and melting of glaciers.
- Plans for managing the nation's largest national forest call for changes in timber harvests that one critic says will be "the demise of the timber industry."
- President Obama today issued an executive order creating the “Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area” of 112,300 square miles.