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Five hundred goats save the Ronald Reagan library from wildfires

Five hundred goats save the Ronald Reagan library from wildfiresAnimal team charged with eating through 13 acres of scrubland that could have fueled California’s Easy fireGoats are released at the Ronald Reagan library in Simi Valley, California, during a similar crisis in 2012. Photograph: Juan Carlo/APDiligent work by a team of 500 goats has helped save the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library from wildfires that are ravaging parts of California.The library deployed the goat squadron during the spring in order to munch their way through around 13 acres of scrubland around the library that could’ve provided tinder-like fuel to a wildfire.This preventive action created a fire break between the library and the Easy fire, which has menaced thousands of homes in the Simi Valley near Los Angeles. More than 1,000 firefighters are tackling the blaze, which caused flames to approach the presidential library from a nearby hillside. Treasures saved include a piece of the Berlin Wall and Air Force One.“We actually worked with the Ventura county fire department in May and they bring out hundreds of goats to our property,” Melissa Giller, a spokeswoman for the library, told ABC. “The goats eat all of the brush around the entire property, creating a fire perimeter.”The goats were sourced from a firm called 805 Goats, which oversees an army of horned contractors, including Vincent van Goat, Selena Goatmez, Goatzart and, more prosaically, Oreo. The company charges fire-threatened clients about $ 1,000 per acre of goat-cleared land. It plans to expand its herd to cope with a growing wildfire threat in California, fueled by the climate crisis.Goats are growing in popularity as a tool to combat wildfires across the western US, as they are viewed as cheaper and more environmentally friendly than teams of human workers using chemicals. They are also used for general weed clearance in other parts of the country, such as in New York City’s Prospect Park.A heavy dependence upon goats does carry risks, however, as residents of West Boise, Idaho, found out to their cost last year when a herd of more than 100 goats rampaged through the neighborhood. The invaders caused carnage in flowerbeds and lawns before breaking a fence and it took two hours for the goats to be rounded up.



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Five hundred goats save the Ronald Reagan library from wildfires

Five hundred goats save the Ronald Reagan library from wildfiresAnimal team charged with eating through 13 acres of scrubland that could have fueled California’s Easy fireGoats are released at the Ronald Reagan library in Simi Valley, California, during a similar crisis in 2012. Photograph: Juan Carlo/APDiligent work by a team of 500 goats has helped save the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library from wildfires that are ravaging parts of California.The library deployed the goat squadron during the spring in order to munch their way through around 13 acres of scrubland around the library that could’ve provided tinder-like fuel to a wildfire.This preventive action created a fire break between the library and the Easy fire, which has menaced thousands of homes in the Simi Valley near Los Angeles. More than 1,000 firefighters are tackling the blaze, which caused flames to approach the presidential library from a nearby hillside. Treasures saved include a piece of the Berlin Wall and Air Force One.“We actually worked with the Ventura county fire department in May and they bring out hundreds of goats to our property,” Melissa Giller, a spokeswoman for the library, told ABC. “The goats eat all of the brush around the entire property, creating a fire perimeter.”The goats were sourced from a firm called 805 Goats, which oversees an army of horned contractors, including Vincent van Goat, Selena Goatmez, Goatzart and, more prosaically, Oreo. The company charges fire-threatened clients about $ 1,000 per acre of goat-cleared land. It plans to expand its herd to cope with a growing wildfire threat in California, fueled by the climate crisis.Goats are growing in popularity as a tool to combat wildfires across the western US, as they are viewed as cheaper and more environmentally friendly than teams of human workers using chemicals. They are also used for general weed clearance in other parts of the country, such as in New York City’s Prospect Park.A heavy dependence upon goats does carry risks, however, as residents of West Boise, Idaho, found out to their cost last year when a herd of more than 100 goats rampaged through the neighborhood. The invaders caused carnage in flowerbeds and lawns before breaking a fence and it took two hours for the goats to be rounded up.



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PHOTOS: New wildfire threatens Reagan Presidential Library and surrounding communities

PHOTOS: New wildfire threatens Reagan Presidential Library and surrounding communitiesA fresh wildfire is burning on a ridge near the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Southern California’s Simi Valley city, forcing officials to order evacuations of the library and nearby homes and close schools.



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Plane clips car during emergency landing on Reagan Memorial Tollway

Plane clips car during emergency landing on Reagan Memorial TollwayA small plane crashed onto the Reagan Memorial Tollway on Monday afternoon.



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The Soviets wanted to infiltrate the Reagan camp. So, the CIA recruited a businessman to bait them.

The Soviets wanted to infiltrate the Reagan camp. So, the CIA recruited a businessman to bait them.KGB officers “wanted to learn about the American political system, and what people were thinking at the time,” notes a longtime former agent. “Just like what [the Russians] are doing now with Trump.”



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EPA Chief Under Nixon And Reagan: GOP’s Climate Denial Is 'Killing Everything'

EPA Chief Under Nixon And Reagan: GOP’s Climate Denial Is 'Killing Everything'The nation’s first Environmental Protection Agency chief, who returned as administrator in 1983 under President Ronald Reagan, excoriated his own party on Friday, warning that Republicans’ ideological opposition to widely-accepted climate science would prove lethal.



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It's Not Genius For Trump To Point To Reagan When Defending His Mental Stability

It's Not Genius For Trump To Point To Reagan When Defending His Mental StabilityDonald Trump oddly pointed to the media’s coverage of Ronald Reagan as the president scrambled to bolster his image as mentally fit, characterizing himself as a “very stable genius and “being, like, really smart.”



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Trump to Break Unofficial Reagan Tradition on Trip

Trump to Break Unofficial Reagan Tradition on TripPresident Trump won’t be stopping by the Demilitarized Zone during his visit to South Korea. This NBC News clip shows Ronald Reagan's first visit to the DMZ.



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On the USS Reagan amid growing nuclear tensions

On the USS Reagan amid growing nuclear tensionsABC News' Chief Global Correspondent Martha Raddatz travelled to the USS Reagan for an exclusive look at U.S. military preparations near North Korea.



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Donald Trump Is No Ronald Reagan

Donald Trump Is No Ronald ReaganTrump is like Reagan in the same way that a card table is like a racehorse: They have the same number of legs, but after that the similarities are sparse.



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