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Weekend Rainfall Stalls Growth Of Okefenokee Wildfire

Associated Press Firefighters battling a vast wildfire at the Okefenokee National Forest near the Georgia-Florida state line are getting a short break after weekend rainfall stalled the growth of the blaze. The multi-agency team assigned to the fire said in…

California Governor: Drought Is Over, Conservation Must Go On

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — "The drought is over, conservation must go on," says California Gov. Jerry Brown. He declared an end to the state's drought emergency on Friday after powerful storms quenched the state following four extraordinarily dry years that…

Campfires Banned In Southern Georgia's Okefenokee Refuge

FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Federal officials are banning campfires and charcoal grilling in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, where a wildfire has burned 13 square miles (34 square km) near the Georgia-Florida line. Refuge supervisory ranger Susan Heisey said Thursday…

Georgia Drought Easing, Water Restrictions Lifted For Many

Thanks to winter rains, Georgia is loosening water use restrictions in much of the state, but keeping the restrictions intact for most of the Atlanta area. Georgia's Environmental Protection Division Director Richard Dunn said in a news release that 86…