CZU Lightning Complex: Despite Extensive Burn Damage, Many Historic Redwoods Survive at California's Oldest State ParkWhen a massive wildfire swept through California’s oldest state park last week it was feared many trees in a grove of old-growth redwoods, some of them 2,000 years old and among the tallest living things on Earth, may finally have succumbed.
Saplings Created From DNA Of Massive Redwood Planted In PresidioA scientific breakthrough is allowing scientists to bring back ancient trees once thought to be lost forever, planting the seeds for those ancient redwoods in San Francisco's Presidio.
Blasted by Firefighters Leader, Trump Softens Threat to Defund California Wildfire FightOn Saturday, Pres. Trump threatened to withhold federal payments to California, claiming its forest management is "so poor." The president of the California firefighters union responded saying the president's ideas were "shameful" and "dangerously wrong."
Scientists Map Old-Growth Redwoods' Genome to Preserve Future ForestsOnly a few old-growth redwoods remain. Now, researchers and conservationists from Save the Redwoods League are trying to bring these majestic trees back by studying their DNA.
Gov. Brown Signs Order to Reduce Wildfire DangerGov. Jerry Brown signed an executive order on Thursday that aims to reduce the dangers of wildfires following some of the most destructive blazes in state history.
16 California Firefighters Placed On Paid Leave As Ongoing Sex Tape Investigation ContinuesSixteen state firefighters have been placed on paid leave in an ongoing investigation that grew out of what California fire officials say were unfounded allegations of a sex tape.
Christmas Tree Firm Accused Of Human Trafficking, Keeping Mexican Workers In Brutal Conditions In SierraAn Christmas tree company has been accused of human trafficking in a federal lawsuit alleging employees were forced to endure horrific conditions at a remote Sierra Nevada site in California and were threatened to be shot and left for dead if they did not keep working.