Google Street View Goes Vertical With Yosmite's El CapitanGoogle Maps is treading on new ground by taking its horizontal view mapping system 3,000 feet up the world's most famous rock wall: Yosemite's El Capitan.
Group Connects African Americans With A Love Of NatureCombine African Americans, the outdoors, and social media, and what do you get? A non-profit this week's Jefferson Award winner says cures a "nature deficit disorder."
Muir Wood's Tallest Tree Only 777 Years OldAn analysis has found that the tallest redwood tree in Muir Woods is 777 years old -- and not the much older 1,500 years once assumed.
Toxic Algae Bloom Prompts Closure Of Quarry Lakes In FremontThe Quarry Lakes Regional Recreational Area in Fremont is closed for swimming through at least Wednesday, according to the East Bay Regional Park District.
San Francisco Doctors Write Prescriptions For 'Park Time' Rather Than PillsFeeling blue? Take a walk in the park. Got a chronic illness? Again, take a walk in the park. Overweight? You guessed it -- take a walk in the park.
Reward Offered For Information Leading To Shooter Of Great Blue Heron In HollisterA $5,050 reward has been offered by a wildlife group for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot a Great Blue Heron in Hollister last week.
Caught On Camera: Mystery Of Death Valley's 'Sailing Rocks' Solved, Mother Nature Is A Fan Of CurlingUsing GPS-fitted boulders in the flat, parched desert of Death Valley, and tying in the data to a weather station, researchers with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego have confirmed that rocks weighing hundreds of pounds are pushed along on a thin sheet of ice by light winds, in a sort of natural display of truly Olympic "curling."
New Study Values Silicon Valley’s Natural Capital At $1.6 Billion A new study is attempting to put a dollar amount on the value of nature and other open spaces in Silicon Valley.
Study Shows Central Valley Groundwater Depletion Can Increase Earthquake Risk On San Andreas FaultExcessive groundwater pumping for irrigation in California's agricultural belt can stress the San Andreas Fault, potentially increasing the risk of future small earthquakes, a new study suggests.
Nature 'Nerds' Keep A Photographic Eye Trained On Mount DiabloA group of self-described "nerds" is keeping close watch on Mount Diablo as it recovers from last summer's massive wildfire.
Young Bobcat Released Into Wild Months After Being Run Over In San JoseNearly five months after being hit by a car in San Jose a juvenile bobcat was set for release back into the wild Tuesday.
9 Professional Tips For Taking Insane Adventure PhotographsJeremiah Watt captures people dangling off boulders and surfing down mountains, highlining between cliffs and deepwater diving into the abyss. We asked Watt for his top tips for taking amazing adventure photographs, and here's what he had to say.