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A oppossum is seen inside of a trap in the backyard of a San Jose home. (CBS)

Drought Forcing Critters Into South Bay Backyards, Causing Pricey Problems For Residents

San Jose homeowners are dealing with an influx of unwanted visits from critters that may be distraught due to the drought.

09/29/2014

A black bear scavenges for food at Sequoia National Park in Central California on October 10, 2009. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Yosemite Bears Get High-Tech Tracking Collars

Officials at Yosemite National Park in California say a boost in technology will help them better understand the black bears that live throughout the park.

09/24/2014

A mountain lion cub. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mountain Lion Seen On La Honda Road In San Mateo County

San Mateo County officials report a mountain lion sighting took place Sunday morning in La Honda near the southern end of the La Honda Creek Open Space Preserve.

09/21/2014

A mountain lion cub. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Sheriffs Investigate Mountain Lion Sighting In Portola Valley

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Friday night mountain lion sighting in Portola Valley.

09/14/2014

Birds Fly Over Central Valley Rice Field

Conservationists Rent California Rice Fields As Habitat For Drought-Threatened Migrating Birds

With severe drought covering 95 percent of California, ‘pop-up wetlands’ are one of the few tools that conservationists have to help stave off possible bird die-offs this fall.

09/13/2014

Brown pelican (Teréz Pechová-Hurst/Creative Commons)

Report Warns Climate Change Could Impact Half Of All North American Bird Species

The National Audubon Society has released a scathing report warning that climate change could force half of the nation’s bird species to move or adapt to smaller homes.

09/10/2014

A boy was attacked by a mountain lion in the Santa Cruz mountains Sunday. (CBS)

Mountain Lion Attacks 6-Year-Old Boy Near Cupertino Winery

Authorities suspended a search for a mountain lion in Cupertino that sent a 6-year-old boy to the hospital Sunday afternoon, according to Santa Clara County Sgt. Curtis Stenderup.

09/07/2014

(Photo By Rebecca Abbey, with permission via Instagram)

2 Deer Stop Traffic On Golden Gate Bridge During Friday Evening Commute

Two northbound deer briefly stopped traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge Friday night as they made a run for the hills of Marin County.

09/05/2014

A mountain lion. (National Park Service)

Mountain Lion Seen At Wunderlich County Park In Woodside

San Mateo County deputies are investigating a mountain lion sighting that occurred Sunday morning in Woodside.

08/31/2014

A pair of coho salmon swim in Lagunitas Creek. (Joannatirn/Wikimedia Commons)

Bureau Of Reclamation May Release More Water To Save Salmon In Klamath Basin

The federal agency that oversees water in Northern California’s Klamath Basin is taking another look at releasing some to prevent the spread of disease among salmon returning to spawn in drought conditions

08/15/2014

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