Scott Graf http://www.kunc.org en Bigger, Faster Air Tankers Help Forest Service Tackle Wildfires http://www.kunc.org/post/bigger-faster-air-tankers-help-forest-service-tackle-wildfires In the battle against wildfires, the Forest Service often draws on a fleet of air tankers — planes that drop fire retardant from the sky.<p>But the fleet shrank dramatically in the early 2000s, and by 2012, the Forest Service was woefully low on planes. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:59:00 +0000 Scott Graf 59798 at http://www.kunc.org Bigger, Faster Air Tankers Help Forest Service Tackle Wildfires With Bullets Scarce, More Shooters Make Their Own http://www.kunc.org/post/bullets-scarce-more-shooters-make-their-own Gun stores around the country have had difficulty keeping up with demand for ammunition in recent months. Fears of government tightening of gun and ammunition controls have meant that retailers, from Wal-Mart to mom-and-pop gun shops, haven't been able to keep bullets on the shelves.<p>Cliff Poser's gun shop, Cliff's Guns, Safes and Reloading in Boise, Idaho, is one of them. Business has been so crazy lately that he has to keep a special stash of ammunition, just so customers who buy guns from him can also buy bullets.<p>Poser says the current ammunition shortage is the worst that he's seen. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 10:24:00 +0000 Scott Graf 46712 at http://www.kunc.org With Bullets Scarce, More Shooters Make Their Own