Land restoration and reclamation

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2016, file photo, rancher Dwight Hammond Jr. greets protesters outside his home in Burns, Ore. Dwight and Steven Hammond who were convicted in 2012 of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon have had their grazing rights restored. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, in one of his last actions before resigning, ordered the renewal of a 10-year grazing permit for Hammond Ranches Inc., run by Hammond and his son Steven Hammond. The decision was dated Jan. 2, 2019, but wasn't sent out until this week. (Les Zaitz/The Oregonian via AP, File)
January 29, 2019 - 6:37 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The two Oregon ranchers whose conviction for intentionally setting fires on public land sparked a weeks-long standoff with anti-federal government protesters at a remote wildlife refuge have had their grazing rights restored. Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, in one of his...
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Cars try to navigate a flooded road leading to Interstate 40 in Castle Hayne, N.C., after damage from Hurricane Florence cut off access to Wilmington, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
September 16, 2018 - 2:41 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Damage from Hurricane Florence left a North Carolina city popular with tourists cut off Sunday from road access, leaving authorities planning how to get food and water there by air. Officials from New Hanover County and Wilmington said Sunday that additional rainfall...
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In this Saturday, July 21, 2018, photo, firefighters spray water to extinguish a forest fire in Pali, South Sumatra, Indonesia. Researchers say a plan by the Indonesian government to give plantation companies new lands in exchange for restoring areas they destroyed could result in more tropical forests being cut down. (AP Photo/Iwan Cheristian )
July 24, 2018 - 6:59 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Researchers say an Indonesian government plan to give plantation companies new lands in exchange for restoring areas they destroyed could result in more tropical forests being cut down. Spatial analysis released Tuesday by civil society groups shows 40 percent of the 921,...
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Rancher Dwight Hammond Jr., center, is embraced after arriving by private jet at the Burns Municipal Airport, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Burns, Ore. Hammond and his son Steven, convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon, were pardoned by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, July 10. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 12:58 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Father and son ranchers, who were the focus of a battle about public lands and were freed from prison after receiving a presidential pardon, were welcomed home Wednesday in Oregon by relatives and horseback riders carrying American flags. A lawyer for the family of Steven and...
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Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Arson Counter-Terrorism investigators check a burned out homeless camp after a brush fire erupted in the hills in Elysian Park in Los Angeles Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. The National Weather Service said extreme fire danger conditions could last through the weekend due to lack of moisture along with a likely increase in wind speeds. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
December 15, 2017 - 10:52 pm
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Calming winds Friday gave firefighters a chance to gain ground against a huge wildfire in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles but the blaze continued to surge west, endangering thousands of homes, as forecasts called for a renewal of gusty winds. The so-called...
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Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, second from right, applauds with ASEAN Foreign Ministers Don Pramudwinai of Thailand, Pham Binh Minh of Vietnam, and Kyaw Tin of Myanmar during the ASEAN-Australia ministerial meeting Sunday, Aug.6, 2017 in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. The annual forum, hosted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), brings together the top diplomats from 26 countries and the European Union for talks on political and security issues in Asia-Pacific. (Mohd Rasfan, Pool via AP)
August 06, 2017 - 7:18 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — China's top diplomat said Sunday that talks for a nonaggression pact aimed at preventing clashes from erupting in the disputed South China Sea may start this year if "outside parties" don't cause a major disruption. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the start of talks...
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Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, second from right, applauds with ASEAN Foreign Ministers Don Pramudwinai of Thailand, Pham Binh Minh of Vietnam, and Kyaw Tin of Myanmar during the ASEAN-Australia ministerial meeting Sunday, Aug.6, 2017 in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. The annual forum, hosted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), brings together the top diplomats from 26 countries and the European Union for talks on political and security issues in Asia-Pacific. (Mohd Rasfan, Pool via AP)
August 06, 2017 - 6:20 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — China's top diplomat said Sunday that talks for a nonaggression pact aimed at preventing clashes from erupting in the disputed South China Sea may start this year if "outside parties" don't cause a major disruption. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the start of talks...
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Workers install a giant lantern with the logo of ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, in preparation for the Aug.2-8, 2017 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and its dialogue partners at the Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. Washington is seeking talks on how North Korea can be suspended from Asia's biggest security forum as part of a broader effort to isolate Pyongyang diplomatically and force it to end its missile tests and abandon its nuclear weapons program, U.S. and Philippine officials said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
August 04, 2017 - 1:18 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Alarm over North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile tests, a germinal step to temper South China Sea disputes and unease over a disastrous siege by pro-Islamic State group militants will grab the spotlight in an annual gathering of Southeast Asia's top diplomats...
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August 02, 2017 - 8:30 am
LIBERTY, N.Y. (AP) — The owner of the now-defunct Catskills resort that inspired the film "Dirty Dancing" is seeking government help in cleaning up contamination left behind during the property's glory days. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports ( http://bit.ly/2hne9cA ) a subsidiary of...
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UFC President Dana White puts the UFC light heavyweight champion belt on Jon Jones after he defeated Daniel Cormier during UFC 214 in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday July 29, 2017. (Hans Gutknecht /Los Angeles Daily News via AP)
July 30, 2017 - 10:03 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jon Jones reached the pinnacle of mixed martial arts and then fell harder than just about anyone ever had before. When he got back on top Saturday night by stopping his greatest rival in dramatic style, Jones vowed to appreciate everything he had lost and regained. Jones...
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