Investigators were questioning "persons of interest" in regard to the origin of the blaze, but campfire mishaps aren't the only cause of the fires.
Earlier this month, House Republicans rejected three amendments stating that global warming is real, poses a threat and is caused by humans.
Guess what: this year is stacking up as one of the hottest since we humans started keeping thermometer-based temperature records 160 years ago.
“Where is the change in the promise of ‘change’?”
Not one Republican running for the US Senate in the November elections favors action to curb greenhouse emissions causing global warming.
Steelworkers and environmentalists had a lot riding on the bill, but it came up against an army of oil and coal industry lobbyists and a wall of opposition from Senate Republicans.
Leaders of 31 national organizations sent a letter to the Senate today pressing senators "not to squander the great promise of bipartisan action" for "strong clean energy and climate change legislation."
President Obama's announcement of $8 billion in loan guarantees for two new nuclear reactors has drawn virtually unanimous opposition from environmental groups.
The Obama administration is establishing a new federal Climate Service to suppport national, state and local action on climate change, officials announced last week.
The Environmental Protection Agency's announcement sets the stage for federal regulation of industrial CO2 sources like coal-fired power plants, refineries and factories.