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National Parks

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  • Vehicle likely sparked Yosemite wildfire that pilot died fighting

    Investigators say the 245-acre Dog Rock fire at Yosemite National Park is believed to have been caused by sparks from a vehicle. Yosemite National Park Fire Investigators and Cal Fire said the sparks could have come from trailer safety chains dragging...
  • Judge rules park ranger was wrong to use stun gun on dog walker

    Judge rules park ranger was wrong to use stun gun on dog walker
    More than two years ago, a Northern California man gave National Park Service ranger Sarah Cavallaro an attitude and was generally uncooperative as they discussed his off-leash dogs. As Gary Hesterberg turned to leave, Cavallaro pulled the trigger on...
  • Firefighters make headway against Sacramento-area wildfire

    Firefighters make headway against Sacramento-area wildfire
    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters made progress on Friday against a major wildfire burning northeast of Sacramento that destroyed six homes and charred 420 acres, allowing some residents to return to their homes near the community of Applegate....
  • Archeologists unearth ancient village in an Arizona national park

    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Archeologists have unearthed a village believed to be about 1,300 years old and containing more than 50 sandstone-walled homes at a U.S. national park in northeastern Arizona, one of the researchers said on Friday. The discovery...
  • India approves projects in dash for growth, alarming green groups

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - In late August, India's environment ministry rejected a proposal to build what would be the country's largest hydropower plant in a remote and pristine part of the country's northeast because of the potential damage to an area rich...
  • Parents of student who says she was raped by classmate say case 'never about us'

    SEATTLE The parents of a girl who said she was raped by a classmate on a Garfield High School field trip say a $700,000 settlement from Seattle Public Schools is "an opportunity to allow our daughter to move on with her life and not have to relive the...
  • Pilot killed in crash fighting Yosemite National Park wildfire

    Pilot killed in crash fighting Yosemite National Park wildfire
    An air tanker plane being used to fight a wildfire in Yosemite National Park crashed in flames on Tuesday, killing the pilot, officials for the park and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. Emergency workers reached the crash...
  • Air tanker crashes while fighting fire at Yosemite; pilot dies

    Air tanker crashes while fighting fire at Yosemite; pilot dies
    An air tanker battling a wildfire at Yosemite National Park crashed Tuesday afternoon, coming to rest on a granite cliff. The pilot was found dead, officials said. By Tuesday night, rescuers had climbed to the wreckage, which was perched on a 2,500-foot...
  • Settlement for girl who says she was raped on school trip

    SEATTLE A $700,000 settlement has been reached by Seattle Public Schools' attorneys and the parents of a girl who said she was raped on a high school field trip in 2012. Ron English, the school district's general counsel, said the district does not admit...
  • A last blast of color before winter white-outs

    A last blast of color before winter white-outs
    Leaves the color of sunsets. Wisps of wood smoke. The crackle of bits of summer's past beneath your feet. When fall puts on its finery, those of us who claim allegiance to one state or another rush to proclaim ours king of the road trip. As a native...
  • A man-made attempt to save the rarest fish on Earth

    A man-made attempt to save the rarest fish on Earth
    Olin Feuerbacher took a deep breath and plunged into the warm aquamarine water of a 100,000-gallon concrete and fiberglass tank in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Twenty feet beneath the surface, Feuerbacher inched his way across the bottom,...