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  • Rim fire in and around Yosemite now state's third largest

    The Rim fire burning near Yosemite has burned 246,350 acres, making it the third largest fire in state history, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday. The blaze, which erupted in the Stanislaus National Forest north of the Tuolumne River on Aug. 17, has...
  • Reward offered for information in 2 N. Calif. wildfires

    Reward offered for information in 2 N. Calif. wildfires
    A reward of up to $20,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for sparking two Northern California wildfires that scorched more than 37,000 acres, officials announced Thursday night....
  • House OKs more logging in national forests, including in California

    House OKs more logging in national forests, including in California
    WASHINGTON — In response to fires that have ravaged the West this year, the House on Friday approved a bill that would expand logging in national forests despite a White House veto threat. The measure, which would impose limits on environmental...
  • Destruction and renewal: a photographic journey

    Destruction and renewal: a photographic journey
    The scorched landscape, burned bare of any signs of life, stretched over 250 square miles. Nothing but charred land dotted with remnants of burnt trees could be seen. The devastated terrain was the result of the Station fire, Los Angeles County's largest-...
  • Rim fire's effects likely to last for decades to come

    Rim fire's effects likely to last for decades to come
    TUOLUMNE, Calif. — Tourists stopped at the Rim of the World overlook on California 120 earlier this month to take photos of the panoramic view — just as they always have. But they stared in silence at the ashen hues of a landscape swept by...
  • At dusk, nature trails lead to a mysterious world

    At dusk, nature trails lead to a mysterious world
    The sun had sunk behind the trees. In the fading light, the woods were dusky shadows. And faintly, just barely, I thought I heard something. I stood still and listened in the quiet of the darkening forest. Hoo hoo hoo. Hoo. An owl. I was smiling...
  • BGE plan to uproot hundreds of trees in Leakin Park sparks furor

    BGE plan to uproot hundreds of trees in Leakin Park sparks furor
    One of the largest urban woodland parks in the eastern United States appears destined to get less wooded. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. aims to cut a swath up to two miles long through Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park in West Baltimore to replace an aging...
  • Firefighters start controlled burns in San Bernardino National Forest

    Firefighters start controlled burns in San Bernardino National Forest
    Firefighters have begun controlled burns in the San Bernardino National Forest, taking advantage of the recent rains and cool temperatures to eliminate brush and needles that can fuel catastrophic wildfires. The controlled burns will target spots in the...
  • Christmas tree farms

    Christmas tree farms
    Find your Christmas tree at one of these 12 Chicago-area farms—all within 90 miles of downtown. Northwest Ben’s Christmas Tree Farm A complimentary horse-drawn wagon is ready to take you to out the field at Ben’s, a 55-acre farm...
  • For many, cut-your-own Christmas tradition is evergreen

    For many, cut-your-own Christmas tradition is evergreen
    The weekend after Thanksgiving not only signals the official start of the Christmas season, but also the start of the Christmas tree hunting season.  For many families, holiday traditions include a visit to a cut-your-own tree farm the weekend of...
  • Somers Christmas Tree Tradition Coming To An End

     Somers Christmas Tree Tradition Coming To An End
    SOMERS — There are about 500 Christmas tree farms in the Nutmeg state, but Kathy Kogut of Hemlock Hill Tree Farms estimates that at most 10 make most of their living from the seasonal sales. "You can't survive on [just] Christmas trees. You can'...