| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:40 PM
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....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:48 AM
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....
| Aug 25, 2013
| 9:05 PM
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...
| Aug 27, 2013
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...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:33 PM
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...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 7:33 AM
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...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:12 PM
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,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 12:13 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:03 AM
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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:45 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:15 PM
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...