| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Cooler weather and increased humidity are helping firefighters in Northern California battle a series of massive wildfires, the National Weather Service reported.
At the roughly 13,700-acre French fire, for example, officials reported Tuesday that ...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:51 AM
A weather system swirling above Northern California is capable of producing fierce lightning storms that, combined with tinder-dry vegetation, could spark a fresh round of wildfires in a region where firefighting resources have already been stretched...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Lightning from thunderstorms moving across California today could spark more wildfires in areas of the state already burning or under smoke-filled skies.
Thousands of acres have already burned in Central and Northern California, where firefighting...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 10:06 AM
— Azy lumbered into a glass-enclosed studio, tossed a barrel aside and clambered onto the platformlike seat closest to a computer touch screen. With a glance at Rob Shumaker on the other side of the glass, he pointed to the computer as if to say,...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:57 PM
The top 10 new species of 2014 includes a see-through snail, a teeny tiny wasp with fairy wings, and an anenome that lives on the underside of a glacier -- all of which are brand-new to science.
The list was put together by the SUNY College of...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Turns out the Amazon rain forest is air-conditioned.
Well, the indoor parts at least. The outdoors? No so much.
And that's become almost as big a topic of discussion in the run-up to Sunday's U.S.-Portugal game as Cristiano Ronaldo's sore knee....
| Jun 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Rescuers combing a wilderness area in the Los Padres National Forest spotted a dog believed to have been with Arcadia firefighter Mike Herdman when he went missing five days ago, authorities said Wednesday night.
The rescuers saw the dog briefly...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:05 AM
It's that special time in the late afternoon when the light turns golden and life seems to move at the pace of a bygone era in the square that anchors this Amazon city's opera house.
Children clamor to catch soap bubbles sent aloft by a vendor,...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:45 PM
An Arcadia firefighter was still missing in rugged terrain in the Los Padres National Forest, where he was last seen four days ago, authorities said Tuesday night.
Mike Herdman, 36, was setting up a camp with a friend in the Sespe Wilderness area...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Four rescuers from Montrose Search and Rescue team have joined the search in Los Padres National Forest for a missing firefighter and his dog, sheriff's officials confirmed on Thursday.
Local experts are joining others from the U.S. Immigration and...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Everything I know from my 40 years as a Laguna resident and as a Friendship Shelter board member for more than 15 years was confirmed Sunday night by an episode of "60 Minutes."
Anderson Cooper's piece shows dozens of communities in this country...