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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bizarre gecko discovered in remote Australian rain forest

    Bizarre gecko discovered in remote Australian rain forest
    High in the mountains of northeastern Australia, scientists have discovered three intriguing animals that are brand new to science, and you can see all three of them in the photo gallery above. They include the bizarre-looking leaf-tailed gecko...
  • 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'...
  • Arizona panel OKs $559,000 fine for safety lapses in Yarnell Hill fire

    TUCSON - The Arizona State Forestry Division could face $559,000 in fines after a state safety commission found fire officials had committed two serious workplace violations during the Yarnell Hill fire that killed 19 firefighters in June. Forestry...
  • Arizona agency fined $559,000 in Yarnell Hill firefighter deaths

    Arizona agency fined $559,000 in Yarnell Hill firefighter deaths
    TUCSON — The 19 firefighters who perished when 40-foot flames overtook them in a rocky canyon near Prescott in June were the victims of poor planning and bad communication, forced into a losing battle to protect structures and pasturelands that were...
  • Birdwatchers needed to help forest officials count bald eagles

    Calling all birdwatchers: National forest officials are asking for volunteers to help count bald eagles in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains this winter. Starting on Dec. 21, forest rangers will hold monthly get-togethers, where volunteers...
  • Human remains found in Altadena area of Angeles National Forest

    Human remains found in Altadena area of Angeles National Forest
    Homicide detectives plan to return to a section of the Angeles National Forest in Altadena on Thursday to investigate human remains found there earlier this week. The remains were found Wednesday about 12:25 p.m. in the 3900 block of Fair Oaks Avenue,...
  • For Christmas tree farmers, a long wait for sales

    For Christmas tree farmers, a long wait for sales
    The moment Fred and Kimberly Clark waited for since planting firs, pines and other evergreens eight years ago finally arrived last weekend. Their first Christmas tree sales. All farming is delayed gratification, but the delay is particularly long...