| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:13 AM
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...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:06 PM
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....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:20 AM
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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:57 AM
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-...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:30 PM
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...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Nine female Blanding’s turtles were placed near the shoreline of a pond in a private section of Brookfield Zoo on Tuesday morning.
Some required a little help to find their new watery home while others immediately began to shuffle their way into...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 5:56 PM
A forest grows in Govans. As traffic rumbles by on busy York Road, cardinals flit about in a shady grove of trees sandwiched between a CVS drugstore and the Govans-Boundary Parish United Methodist Church.
In a city where some neighborhoods are...
| Jun 28, 2013
With so much crime in the Chicago area, from murderous gangbangers to those thug mobs and everything in between, it's nice to know that law enforcement finally cracked down on Public Enemy No. 1:
He's John Taris, 75, retired tailor and notorious...