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…
By Christopher Booker, Michael D. Regan, Mori Rothman
"You're looking at Yosemite Falls and in front of you is plastic bottles and trash bags."…
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press
Yosemite National Park closed for 20 days after a wildfire peaked during its busiest month for tourism. As a result, visitor bureaus in the area and the park estimate roughly $50 million in losses.
By Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press
Over nearly two weeks, flames have churned through more than 57 square miles of timber in steep terrain of the Sierra Nevada just west of the park.
By Christopher Weber, Associated Press
By Associated Press
A wildfire that killed a California firefighter grew quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park as crews contended with sweltering conditions Sunday, authorities said.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
President Barack Obama said Saturday that climate change is already damaging America's national parks.
By PBS NewsHour
On a clear night in Yosemite, only a few times each year, the full moon hits a misty spray of the highest waterfall in the park, creating a nighttime rainbow that is visible only through a camera lens. But this…
By Anna Sillers
Two BASE jumpers, prominent rock climber Dean Potter and Graham Hunt, were found dead in Yosemite National Park on Sunday after attempting a wingsuit flight earlier that weekend.
By Lorna Baldwin
It's one of only about 50 thought to exist in North America, making the Sierra Nevada red fox one of the rarest mammals on the continent. In December and early January, one (or possibly two) came trotting into view of…
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