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  • Olinguito -- why wasn't it discovered until now?

    Hiding out in the treetops of the Andean cloud forest is the furry, fig-chomping olinguito, a mammal that was unknown to science — until now. It is the first mammal in the order carnivora to be discovered in the Western hemisphere in 35 years....
  • Brittle brush has fire department pushing prevention

    It's clear to most that the brush surrounding Laguna Beach is brittle, and the Laguna Beach Fire Department is doing all it can to ameliorate firestorm risk. "You can't deny we're coming out of a drought year," Laguna Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse said....
  • Massive Rim fire continues to reshape lives and topography

    Massive Rim fire continues to reshape lives and topography
    GROVELAND, Calif. — On Day 9, the sweeping Rim fire reshaped lives and topography from pristine wilderness areas to a famed national park to mountain communities that could be in the direct line of fire, depending at any moment on which way the wind...
  • Preserving Cameroon's treasures

    Preserving Cameroon's treasures
    Cameroon, located on the west coast of Africa between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, is a nation of unparalleled beauty and biological diversity. Mt. Cameroon, in the west, is one of Africa's largest volcanoes, reaching 13,255 feet; in the north of the...
  • Rim fire 20% contained, but flames threaten 4,500 structures

    The huge Rim fire raging near Yosemite National Park continued to grow Monday night, but firefighters also made progress in containing the blaze. The wildfire was threatening 4,500 structures as flames consumed brush and timber in an area larger than...
  • Yosemite fire: Hundreds more crew members added to fire lines

    Another 300 firefighters have joined the massive effort to extinguish the Rim fire near Yosemite National Park that has burned more than 192,000 acres. There are now 4,840 firefighters battling the Rim fire – the sixth largest fire in state...
  • Update: Missing O.C. woman found unharmed in Angeles National Forest

    A Placentia woman who had been missing for 10 days was found alive and in good physical condition by Montrose Search and Rescue workers on Friday in the Angeles National Forest above La Caņada Flintridge. Rescue workers found Shameca Lewis Johnson, 24,...
  • Rim fire in and around Yosemite almost third largest in state history

    The massive Rim fire is on its way to becoming the state’s third largest in history as it burns into Yosemite National Park. At 235,841 acres, or roughly 368 square miles, the Rim fire was 75% contained Tuesday and fewer than 4,400 acres from...
  • Rim fire: Number of firefighters decreases as crews gain control

    With the Rim fire burning into Yosemite National Forest now about 80% contained, officials have continued drawing down the number of firefighters pushing back against the flames. About 3,975 firefighters were fighting the Rim fire Wednesday, compared...
  • Get lost on less than a tank

    Get lost on less than a tank
    Chicago-born author and environmentalist Sigurd F. Olson once wrote, "Wilderness to the people of America is a spiritual necessity, an antidote to the high pressure of modern life, a means of regaining serenity and equilibrium." For many of us, that...
  • Hunter's campfire sparked massive Yosemite blaze, officials say

    The Rim fire near Yosemite was started by a hunter who lost control of his campfire, investigators from the U.S. Forest Service and the Tuolumne County district attorney's office said Thursday. The blaze, which erupted in the Stanislaus National...