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  • Rain not enough to prevent wildfires in Glendale area

    Rain not enough to prevent wildfires in Glendale area
    The unusual summer rain that dampened Glendale earlier this week will do little to quench parched hillside brush that continues to pose a high fire risk, officials said. For all the gloom and humidity, the light rainfall was simply too little too late...
  • Endangered Blanding's turtles get new Brookfield Zoo home

    Endangered Blanding's turtles get new Brookfield Zoo home
    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...
  • Group seeks to reclaim city's forests

    Group seeks to reclaim city's forests
    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...
  • Plague found in squirrel; parts of Angeles National Forest closed

    Plague found in squirrel; parts of Angeles National Forest closed
    Los Angeles County health officials confirmed this week that a trapped ground squirrel tested positive for plague, and as a precaution parts of the Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood have been closed. The areas closed, since 1 p.m. Wednesday,...
  • Exploring Ratlum Mountain, And A Cabin In The Woods

    Exploring Ratlum Mountain, And A Cabin In The Woods
    For those of us who spend time in the woods, there's nothing better than coming across a cabin. At Canton's Ratlum Mountain, you follow a twisting path through ferns, under giant pine trees and past rock ledges, to a clearing where the sun illuminates...
  • Madagascar: Home To Lemurs, Baobabs And Other Exotic Marvels

    Madagascar: Home To Lemurs, Baobabs And Other Exotic Marvels
    MADAGASCAR — What's this lemur doing in my lap? Well, not exactly in my lap, but close enough for me to wonder about its next move. I'm in the open dining area of rustic Camp Amoureux near Madagascar's remote Kirindy dry rain-forest reserve,...
  • 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...
  • Hunter's campfire sparked massive Yosemite blaze, officials say

    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...
  • Sharp fire: Blaze in steep Angeles National Forest terrain grows to 100 acres

      The Sharp fire in Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood has now covered 100 acres, but firefighters have been able to make some headway as the fireline moves southeast away from the town. The Sharp fire had already doubled in size to 60 acres...
  • Video: Sharp fire now 40% contained in Angeles National Forest, two firefighters hurt

    The Sharp fire in Angeles National Forest has grown to 150 acres, but firefighters, aided now by five water-dropping helicopters, have been able to increase containment to 40%. Two firefighters, meanwhile, were treated at a local hospital after one...
  • Howard County official gives back through Tour des Trees

    Howard County official gives back through Tour des Trees
    Steve Parker grew up camping and climbing trees in the woods of North Carolina. Over the years he's kept that love of the environment. Outside of his job as Howard County's Bureau of Highways superintendent of operations, Parker, 63, is a member of...