Yosemite

Fresh snow in the Sierra (CBS)

There Are Too Many Trees In California Soaking Up Much Needed Water, UC Berkeley Study Says

Environmental scientists at UC Berkeley are saying that there are too many trees in the California’s forests. Scientists say that less trees would leave more rain water available to meet the state’s demand.

09/22/2014

(CHP Placerville)

Crews Battle King Fire’s Explosive Growth Threatening 500 Homes

Just days after a wildfire tore through the small Northern California town of Weed and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences.

09/17/2014

One of the homes destroyed during a wildfire in the town of Weed in Siskiyou County on September 15, 2014. (CBS)

Northern California Lumber Town Of Weed Takes Stock After Devastating Wildfire

Officials said the fast-moving fire caught residents in the small town of Weed near the Oregon border off guard and damaged or destroyed 100 homes and a church in this tiny town.

09/16/2014

(Madera County Sheriff)

Hundreds Flee Wildfires Near Sierra Nevada Foothills, Over 400 Homes Threatened

Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures, many of them homes.

09/15/2014

The Meadow fire rages East of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. (Photo Credit: Yosemite National Park)

Wildfire Sends Smoke Into Famed Yosemite Valley, 7 Square Miles Of Park Burned

Fire officials called in additional crews to help battle a blaze in Yosemite National Park that forced hikers to be evacuated and sent smoke into the park’s famed valley for the first time Tuesday, officials said.

09/09/2014

The Meadow fire rages East of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. (Photo Credit: Yosemite National Park)

Cooler Weather Slows Yosemite Wildfire

Cooler weather has slowed the spread of a wildfire that forced the helicopter evacuation of dozens of people from the famous Half Dome rock in Yosemite National Park.

09/09/2014

The Meadow fire rages East of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. (Photo Credit: Yosemite National Park)

Yosemite Wildfire Leads To Helicopter Evacuations Of Hikers From Half Dome

A wildfire burning for weeks in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park grew unexpectedly, forcing the helicopter evacuation of about 100 park visitors.

09/08/2014

Bridge Fire

Yosemite Wildfire Prompts Evacuation Of Campers

A 400-acre wildfire in Yosemite National Park has prompted the evacuation of about 100 campers, officials said.

09/07/2014

Bridge Fire

Hundreds Evacuated As Wildfire Threatens Homes Near Yosemite

An evacuation order for 300 homes near Yosemite National Park remained in effect Saturday as firefighters battled a wildfire scorching about 300 acres in Central California

09/06/2014

Rim Fire

U.S. Forest Service To Allow Logging Of Dead Trees From Rim Fire Near Yosemite; Ecologist Calls It ‘Travesty’

A U.S. Forest Service decision released Wednesday will allow loggers to remove dead trees from 52 square miles of forests blackened last year in a massive central California wildfire, a move contested by environmentalists.

08/27/2014

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