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By Nicole Ellis, Tommy Walters
The explosive spread of the Oak fire spread suggests another bad fire season ahead in California. Beth Pratt, the California regional executive director of the National Wildlife Federation, lives in Midpines, California, which is being threatened by the fire. She…
A fast-spreading wildfire burning out of control in California on the doorstep of Yosemite National Park has forced thousands to flee their homes. Hot and dry conditions, linked to climate change, are making it a tough fire to fight. Michael…
In our news wrap Saturday, the WHO announced the monkeypox virus has now reached more than 70 countries and should be treated as a global emergency, two Americans were killed in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region while elsewhere Russia targeted Odesa,…
More than a century of aggressive fire suppression has left forests choked with dense vegetation, downed logs and millions of dead trees killed by bark beetles that have fanned raging infernos intensified by drought and exacerbated by climate change.
By Brian Melley, Associated Press
By Associated Press
Campers and residents near the blaze were evacuated but the rest of the sprawling park in California remained open, though heavy smoke obscured scenic vistas and created unhealthy air quality.
A team was sent in to Mariposa Grove to wrap some of the massive tree trunks in fire resistant foil. The rest of the iconic park remains open though thick smoke hangs in the air.
In our news wrap Friday, funerals and memorial services began for three of the seven victims killed in the July Fourth shooting rampage in Highland Park, Illinois, a wildfire in California's Yosemite National Park is raging out of control near…
A windstorm that fanned brushfires, toppled trees and left thousands of Californians without power is finally easing out of the south and some rain may be on the way. Gusts of up to 50 mph hit the region Tuesday night…
By Christopher Booker, Michael D. Regan, Mori Rothman
A natural spectacle called "firefall" happens each February in California's Yosemite National Park when light from the setting sun strikes the park's Horsetail Falls, making it look like it's ablaze with fire. But this year the waterfall slowed to a…
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