East Texas drought increases risk of encroaching wildlife

LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) – The East Texas summer heat and drought can push wildlife into populated areas looking for a water source, and put them in conflict with humans in populated areas. These encounters come with risks that people should protect themselves against. Birds, mammals and insects all have a basic need. Food and water. … Read more

Utah DWR restricts target shooting in 25 wildlife management areas

Photo: Utah DWR UTAH, Aug. 6, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and the sheriffs of seven counties have restricted recreational target shooting in 25 wildlife management areas across the state. The temporary restriction was motivated by the ongoing drought and importance of protecting wildlife and its habitat from potential fires. … Read more

‘PUTTING PEOPLE’S LIVES AT RISK’: Illegal shooting, camping in wildlife management area result in public safety concerns | Local

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Las Virgenes Municipal Water District installing flow restrictors in homes of customers who use too much water

CALABASAS (KABC) — The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District began installing water flow restrictors Wednesday, and so far, four have been installed. Customers who were warned and continued to use more water than was recommended are getting these installed. The flow restrictor device is about the size of a half dollar with a hole in … Read more

More human remains found at Lake Mead, a week after body discovered in barrel – National

More human remains have been found in Nevada’s Lake Mead just under a week after a decomposed body in a barrel was found in the drought-stricken reservoir. A witness discovered the skeletal remains at Callville Bay in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and reported it to park rangers at around 2 pm on Saturday. … Read more

Crews battle wildfire in Burt County

Wildfires wreak havoc across Nebraska. The state emergency management agency says firefighters are battling multiple fires across the state. That includes this one near Cambridge in Furnas County. Officials confirm at least one person has died. We do not know that person’s name yet. Four firefighters have also been hurt battling the wildfires. Two had … Read more

Cal Fire prepares for highly damaging fire year with early red flag warnings issued

Saturday is the earliest a red flag warning has ever been issued for the area, according to the National Weather Service in Sacramento.Winds reaching high speeds, with low humidity and high temperatures, are creating conditions fire crews deem concerning. Preparing for the worst, fire departments across Northern California added extra staff to their stations in … Read more