Using science to beat fires

Researcher Mark Finney is pushing the boundaries of what science knows about fire, examining the sawtooth shape of flames, for example, to understand the physics of fire. Photo provided by Mark Finney

It was Aug. 8 and Joe Hudson was worried.

AP Newsbreak: No federal protection for bistate sage grouse

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A type of sage grouse found only in California and Nevada no longer faces the threat of extinction and doesn’t require federal protection, the Interior Department decided Tuesday just months before a more-sweeping decision is due on whether to declare other sage grouse threatened or endangered in 11 Western states.

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