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  • Morgan fire is the latest forest blaze to be blamed on humans

    Morgan fire is the latest forest blaze to be blamed on humans
    Two major California wildfires that have scorched thousands of acres in forests popular with tourists in recent months have been attributed to humans. Officials on Thursday said the Morgan fire, which has charred more than 3,100 acres in and around Mt....
  • Rim fire's effects likely to last for decades to come

    Rim fire's effects likely to last for decades to come
    TUOLUMNE, Calif. — Tourists stopped at the Rim of the World overlook on California 120 earlier this month to take photos of the panoramic view — just as they always have. But they stared in silence at the ashen hues of a landscape swept by...
  • Federal shutdown hits Southland; Yosemite visitors urged to leave

    Federal shutdown hits Southland; Yosemite visitors urged to leave
    As Congress failed to agree on a budget and President Obama's healthcare law, parts of the federal government have started shutting down, with stoppages felt by Southern California residents and across the nation. One of the most jarring repercussions...
  • Yosemite plan delayed amid clamor over curbing tourist amenities

    Yosemite plan delayed amid clamor over curbing tourist amenities
    WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service said it needs five more months to finish a plan to "protect and enhance" the Merced River, which runs for 81 miles inside Yosemite National Park The park service is facing criticism for proposing to eliminate some...
  • Yosemite National Park: Happy birthday! Too bad you're shut down

    Yosemite National Park: Happy birthday! Too bad you're shut down
    Yosemite National Park celebrated its 123rd birthday with a major nod from Google on Tuesday. From the federal government, not so much. One of the most visible repercussions of the federal government shutdown -- the immediate closure of the country&...
  • Far from the maddening crowds in June Lake Loop

    Far from the maddening crowds in June Lake Loop
    Tired of the shuttle-bus lines, the candy wrappers, the oh-the-humanity crowds that threaten to spoil the Yosemite experience? Have we got a summer place for you. The sleepy June Lake Loop offers all the joys of the Sierra with a fraction of the fuss....
  • Frogs ingest pesticides from agriculture fields 100 miles away

    Frogs ingest pesticides from agriculture fields 100 miles away
    Frogs living in remote mountain ponds in the Sierra Nevada are ingesting pesticides used to grow crops 50 to 100 miles away in California’s Central Valley, according to a study by government scientists. Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey...
  • Yosemite fire one of the largest in California history

    Yosemite fire one of the largest in California history
    GROVELAND, Calif. -- One of the largest wildfires in recent California history burned out of control in and around Yosemite National Park on Saturday, charring more than 125,000 acres, briefly threatening San Francisco’s power supply and frustrating...
  • Yosemite fire has burned 210 square miles; among state's worst

    Yosemite fire has burned 210 square miles; among state's worst
    GROVELAND, Calif. — The Rim fire continued to grow overnight, burning 133,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park, officials said Sunday. The blaze — the 15th largest in California history — has burned 210 square miles and is...
  • Even as shutdown deal nears, 'a Kafka-esque moment' at parks hearing

    Even as shutdown deal nears, 'a Kafka-esque moment' at parks hearing
    WASHINGTON — Even as a deal was in the works to end the federal government shutdown, bickering continued Wednesday morning -- over the closing of national parks. House Republicans accused the National Park Service of barricading open-air monuments...
  • Massive Yosemite fire doesn't keep away many hikers, campers

    Massive Yosemite fire doesn't keep away many hikers, campers
    YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK -- The Rim fire burned deeper into this famous national park Wednesday but was hardly noticeable in some of Yosemite's most popular areas that sit far from the flames and smoke. Tour buses stopped at overlooks and trails,...