For decades, forest rangers in wooden towers across the West scanned the horizon with binoculars for smoke that could signal the start of a wildfire.
State officials are struggling to keep portions of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta fresh as saltier water from the San Francisco Bay pushes inland during another summer of drought.
Police are notifying the public of three recent mountain lion sightings in the Gilroy area.
A mountain lion was seen wandering around near Stanford’s campus Thursday night, the latest sighting in a densely populated Bay Area location.
In California, inland fisheries managers are considering emergency closures on several rivers so that fish weakened by the warm water do not die, even if they are released by anglers.
Authorities say there have been four mountain lion sightings, all believed it to be the same animal, in San Francisco over the last week.
The latest Bay Area mountain lion sighting happened at a rather unusual place in Daly City.
In the past week, up to fifteen young great white sharks have been spotted along the coast off Santa Cruz and signs posted on state beaches are warning people to think twice before getting in the water.
The city of Monterey was busy dealing with a curious bear in the streets Sunday.
A mountain lion was sighted in Woodside Saturday night, according to the San Mateo County Office of Emergency Services.