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Whitewater-Baldy fire in New Mexico burns to record size

5/30/2012
The Whitewater-Baldy fire complex in New Mexico is still growing along 95 percent of its perimeter and has become the largest wildfire on record in the state during the modern era — and it may grow bigger yet, according to wildfire experts who caution that the Southwest could be facing an era of
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Healthy-forest efforts will uplift Arizona

5/27/2012
One of the major problems facing Arizona is the degraded condition of the forests that leads to catastrophic fires like those burning throughout the state today.
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Mega fires: much worse yet to come

5/19/2012
The fierce start of the 2012 fire season last weekend offers a frightening portent of things to come in Rim Country, according to mounting evidence.
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Conditions in place for severe wildfire season

5/19/2012
It's nary the ides of May and smoke is rolling in.
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Experts: climate change makes big wildfires inevitable

5/18/2012
Several large wildfires continue to burn in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. Severe drought led to an aggressive start to this year’s fire season.
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Forest Service selects contractor for largest stewardship contract ever

5/18/2012
Today, the Forest Service selected its contractor for the largest stewardship contract in the agency’s history. The contract will result in 300,000 acres of restoration-based thinning over 10 years, improving forest health, reducing the risk from wildfire to communities, creating jobs, and
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Large-scale thinning on horizon

5/17/2012
August 2009 saw a wildfire burn nearly six square miles at the southern end of remote Woody Mountain Road, near lands reaching into the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness known for abundant wildlife and striking red cliffs.
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Why Arizona Gets Scorched by Severe Wildfires

5/16/2012
A lightning strike and a house fire that ignited a propane tank are among the immediate causes of the wildfires torching thousands of Arizona acres, media reports say.
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An era of mega fires

5/15/2012
Helplessness. That was the feeling firefighters like Paul Summerfelt remember at the start of the record-setting fire.
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Collars and Corridors

5/11/2012
For Arizona Game and Fish Department wildlife biologist Jeff Gagnon, the job of collaring an elk is somewhat like a rodeo event. Within minutes, he and a team of wildlife managers can calm a frightened animal that might weigh as much as a thousand pounds.
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