| Jun 23, 2013
JUNEAU, Alaska — I'd been told she'd had a little work done. Who can blame her? She was turning 50, and her life had been hard. The miles were starting to show.
But after an $8-million update, she was as good as new and ready to celebrate —...
| May 17, 2013
| 5:53 AM
Maybe it's because I read "Treasure Island" too many times as a kid. Or maybe it was the islands of grass -- known as "witches heads" -- we would hop across as kids to get to the other side of the swamp.
Whatever the reason, I love islands. Whether I...
| May 13, 2013
| 7:59 AM
In 1961, when Mrs. Segar White Guy inherited her father’s 306-acre tract of unmanaged forestland in Sussex County, she made the long-term commitment to improve the quality of the woodland, according to a news release from the Virginia Department...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:21 AM
Roanoke, VA - National forest officials are promoting flash flood awareness for neighboring communities and people who camp outdoors. A flash flood is a serious weather event for forest visitors because rising flood water is extremely dangerous—a...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:04 PM
As firefighters struggle to contain the Powerhouse fire that is raging between Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley, we are reminded of the terrible devastation that fire, wind and dry fuel can bring.
We are also seeing the tremendous utility of night...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:32 PM
While conditions were cool and lightly rainy on Monday, fire fighters still have a lot of work ahead of them as they monitor, manage, and contain several wildfires across the state.
As of Monday, the largest fire was the Bitter Creek blaze, about 30...
| May 29, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Forestry officials invite citizens out to Virginia’s state forests to celebrate National Trails Day June 1, according to a news release.
Many of Virginia’s 22 state forests offer miles of trails for walking, hiking and bird watching....
| May 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
SEATTLE -- When an intense storm pounded southwestern Washington in 2007, mud poured down from the mountainsides, logging debris choked streams and the Chehalis River flooded much of the region, causing $57 million in damage.
| May 30, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Flames fanned by strong winds in the Angeles National Forest burned close to high-voltage electrical lines Thursday afternoon, and mandatory evacuations were being ordered as a brush fire raged out of control.
About 400 acres had been burned as hundreds...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 5:56 PM
In a policy shift brought on by scrutiny of the disastrous 2009 Station fire, the U.S. Forest Service will begin nighttime helicopter missions to battle blazes in the Angeles National Forest and other federal lands in Southern California.
| Jul 3, 2012
| 10:44 AM
Even in Southern California, stargazers recommend plenty of spots dark enough to see the night sky. Look for stars around the new moon, when the sky is darkest. Some of the best views:
Mt. Pinos: This 8,831-foot-high peak in Los Padres National Forest is...