Hazardous Sneaker Waves Threaten San Francisco BeachcombersThe National Weather Service issued a hazard warning Sunday for Bay Area beaches but some people prowling the shoreline in San Francisco found out the wet way.
Yosemite Rolls Out Winter Lottery for Summer Camping at Popular SiteYosemite National Park is so popular during peak summer season that it's now testing a pilot program for campers: A winter lottery in which winners get a chance to make early reservations.
Record December Rains Draw Spawning Salmon to Marin County CreeksIn July, Marin County creeks were almost bone dry. Now there's so much water running through them that salmon are spawning like no one has seen for decades.
California State Parks Push New Year Day Resolution: Take a Hike!Bay Area residents and visitors are encouraged to enjoy the wonder of the outdoors on New Year's Day at California state parks, dozens of which are participating in a nationwide event called First Day Hikes.
Coastal Commission OKs Plan to Poison Mice on Farallon IslandsThe California Coastal Commission has approved a plan to poison invasive mice threatening rare seabirds on the Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
Save the Redwoods League Plans to Buy, Preserve Scenic Stretch of Lost CoastA conservation group on Thursday said it planned to purchase a 5-mile stretch of the rugged coast north of Fort Bragg to protect it from logging and eventually open it up to the public.
King Tide Flooding on SF Waterfront Foreshadows Future Climate Change NormThe king tide returned to the Bay Area, peaking on Saturday morning.
110th Dipsea Race From Mill Valley to Stinson Beach Won by Colorado ManMark Tatum, a 61-year-old man from Colorado Springs, won the 110th Dipsea Race from downtown Mill Valley to Stinson Beach, organizers said Sunday.
Atmospheric River Runoff Reignites Natural 'Firefall' in Yosemite National ParkHorsetail Fall in Yosemite doesn't usually flow this time of year but the recent severe storms that swept through the area brought it surging back to life and created the phenomenon known as a "firefall."
Climate Change Disrupting Natural Cycles at Drier Lake TahoeDrought fueled by climate change has dropped Lake Tahoe below its natural rim and halted flows into the Truckee River, an historically cyclical event that’s occurring sooner and more often than it used to -- raising fears about what might be in store for the famed alpine lake.
Pandemic Points Up Need to Diversify Lake Tahoe Tourist EconomyThe COVID-19 pandemic helped expose the growing vulnerability of Lake Tahoe’s increasingly tourism-dependent economy as housing costs balloon, year-round residency declines and more workers commute from afar.
What to Do When You Meet a Bear on Your Autumn Sierra HikeCalifornia's regional executive director for the National Wildlife Federation has important advice for anyone intending to visit bear country this fall.
National Park Service Proposes Parking Fees at Popular Bay Area BeachesSunday is the final day for the public to weigh in on a plan to begin charging fees at some national park sites in the Bay Area.
Walnut Creek Man Dies Jumping Over Roiling Surf Along Oregon CoastA Bay Area man who attempted to jump across a wide cove of frothing water at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area Thursday is presumed dead, according to state police.
UPDATE: Feds Close Portion of Merced River Near Where Family Died MysteriouslyThe mysterious deaths of a Northern California family of hikers and their dog have led federal officials to close 28 miles along the Merced River where high levels of toxic algae were detected.