Wilderness news of 2013: The good, the bad and the hopeful
From California's Rim fire to the discovery of 441 new species in the Amazon, 2013 was full of dramatic news -- sometimes uplifting, sometimes tragic -- for wilderness and the wildlife that dwells within. -- Karin Klein
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Wilderness: The bad news( Jae C. Hong / Associated Press )
The Rim fire destroyed more than a quarter of a million acres in the Stanislaus National Forest and parts of Yosemite National Park. It was started by a hunter's illegal campfire; authorities have still not made an arrest or revealed the results of their investigation, even though the fire started in August. What gives?
Above: A firefighter watches the Rim fire burn near Yosemite National Park in August.
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