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October 03, 2015
Aspen stands in Southwest suffering from fungal disease
Visitors marveling at the fall foliage in national forests might find that some of the aspen leaves are brown and blotchy or ...
September 24, 2015
Scientists: Drought stressing California's Giant Sequoias
Giant Sequoias growing in California's Sierra Nevada are among the largest and oldest living things on earth, but scientists ...
September 14, 2015
Deadly Northern California wildfire incinerates homes
An explosive wildfire burned largely unchecked Monday after incinerating homes, apartment blocks and hundreds of other ...
September 14, 2015
Northern California fire destroys 400 homes, businesses
Two of California's fastest-burning wildfires in decades overtook several Northern California towns, killing at least one ...
September 13, 2015
Thousands flee 2 fast-moving California wildfires
An explosive wildfire raced across several rural communities in Northern California, charring more than 60 square miles over ...
September 02, 2015
Lots of trees to hug: Study counts 3 trillion trees on Earth
More than 3 trillion trees now grow on Earth, seven times more than scientists previously thought. But it's also trillions ...
August 30, 2015
Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice
Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it. Obama leaves Monday ...
August 21, 2015
Q&A: Southwest struggles to stem fire-fueling invasive plant
The tiny seedling was brought over from Eastern Europe and parts of Asia nearly 200 years ago and planted along riverbanks ...
August 14, 2015
Tree limb falls on tent killing 2 young campers in Yosemite
An oak tree limb fell on a tent in the heart of Yosemite National Park, killing two young campers, officials said.
July 31, 2015
Amid California drought, fears rise of trees dying, falling
As Californians and the communities they live in cut back water use and let lawns turn brown, arborists and state officials ...
July 29, 2015
Probe into California tree fall begins; kids seriously hurt
An investigation began Wednesday into why a 75-year-old, 75-foot-tall pine tree fell on a group of kids from a summer camp ...
July 28, 2015
8 children hurt, 2 critical, by falling tree in California
A huge, ancient pine tree uprooted and fell onto kids at a summer day camp Tuesday, injuring eight children, two of them ...
July 26, 2015
Endangered butterfly recovering in some, not all, of range
More than 20 years of habitat restoration and breeding programs have helped the endangered Karner blue butterfly make a ...
July 10, 2015
Bear tranquilized after climbing tree on Colorado campus
Wildlife officials tranquilized a 60-pound bear that found a resting spot in a tree on the University of Colorado campus in ...
June 20, 2015
Destructive southern pine beetle appears in Northeast states
The southern pine beetle, which for generations has attacked forests throughout the southeastern United States, is ...
June 08, 2015
Republicans shift strategy in effort to increase logging
Drought has killed about 12 million trees in California's national forests. In the Rocky Mountain region, an epidemic of pine ...
June 03, 2015
$4 million fire-prevention grant ignites passions in Oakland
City officials accepted a $4 million federal grant to chop down trees in the ritzy Oakland hills, a decision that ignited ...
May 19, 2015
Scared bear spends week in central Louisiana neighborhood
A young black bear has been a backyard spectacle in a central Louisiana neighborhood where he has spent the past week up one ...
May 16, 2015
A look back 35 years after Mount St. Helens' deadly eruption
Thirty-five years ago, Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state erupted, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 ...
April 29, 2015
$4 million in US projects aim to protect sage grouse habitat
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a ...