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Forest Service Eyes Development of Improved Fire Shelter

Posted: 03/29/2015 - The U.S. Forest Service says it's picking up the pace on developing a new fire shelter following the deaths of 19 firefighters in Arizona where officials say flames and heat went beyond the current shelter's protective capabilities.

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Oklahoma Adds More Counties to Earthquake List

Updated: 03/27/2015 - Oklahoma officials are expanding the number of counties that are included in earthquake "areas of interest," and asking nearly 100 companies to prove their oil and gas waste-water disposal wells are not too deep.

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Tornadoes Hit Oklahoma & Arkansas; State of Emergency Declared

Posted: 03/26/2015 - Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for 25 Oklahoma counties after powerful storms rumbled across the state and produced tornadoes and flat-line winds that led to one death, numerous injuries and widespread damage.

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Report Says Beetles Don't Make Forests More Likely to Burn

Posted: 03/24/2015 - Mountain pine beetles have left vast tracts of dead, dry trees in the West, raising fears that they're more vulnerable to wildfire outbreaks, but a new study found no evidence that bug-infested forests are more likely to burn than healthy ones.

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