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Largest Wildfire in Kansas History Continues to Burn
The largest wildfire in Kansas history continues to burn, despite help from a cold and snowy weekend.
The Anderson Creek Fire has burned 400,000 acres of land—the equivalent of more than 600 square miles—in a week in Kansas and Oklahoma, thanks in part to abnormally warm temperatures across the region. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback implemented a State of Disaster Emergency for five counties, and at least four homes and an unknown number of livestock were affected.
Climate change has contributed to the increased length and severity of wildfire season across the U.S., and for the first time last year the U.S. Forest Service spent more than half its budget preparing for and fighting fires.
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- Nutrition experts say healthy eating is about making good choices most of the time.
- Treats like cookies can be eaten in moderation.
- Information like total calories, saturated fat, and added sugars can be used to compare which foods are relatively healthier.
- However, it's also important to savor and enjoy what you're eating so you don't feel deprived.
Yes, we know. Cookies aren't considered a "healthy" food by any stretch of the imagination.
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