Wildfires Threaten Giant Sequoias, Shut Sequoia National ParkSequoia National Park was shut down and its namesake gigantic trees were potentially threatened Tuesday as two forest fires burned in steep and dangerous terrain in California’s Sierra Nevada.
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.
Caldor Fire: 'Pivotal Day' In Protecting Lake Tahoe; 4,000 Acres Burn OvernightFirefighters faced a critical day in efforts to prevent the massive Caldor Fire from reaching the Lake Tahoe resort region Saturday, fearing that hot, gusty winds could fuel the stubborn blaze.
Caldor Fire Update: Wildfire Jumps Hwy 50, Grows to Over 98,000 AcresFlames from the Caldor Fire jumped the still shut down Highway 50 Saturday evening as the massive blaze in El Dorado County continued to grow.
UPDATE: Caldor Fire Still 0% Contained After 7 Days, Forces Closure Of National ParksAfter seven days, the Caldor fire in the Sierra Nevada continued burning unabated Saturday morning, forcing the closure of several national parks, according to Cal Fire officials.
Sierra Lightning Strike Kills Fresno Hiker Near John Muir TrailA hiker was fatally struck by lightning in the Northern California mountains as he tried to take cover during a storm, authorities said.
Threatened Yellow-Legged Frogs Bred At Oakland Zoo Released Into Wild Amid 'Global Amphibian Crisis'Thirty-three Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frogs leapt into the wild Wednesday and Oakland Zoo officials hope they will help restabilize their species.
Aftershocks Expected for Days After Magnitude 6 Quake Shakes Eastern SierraDozens of aftershocks rattled through the Eastern Sierra Friday morning following a magnitude 6 earthquake near the California-Nevada border that tossed boulders onto a major roadway and was felt as far off as Las Vegas and even San Francisco.
Bay Area Residents Report Feeling Shaking From Sierra EarthquakePeople across the Bay Area Thursday afternoon reported feeling the 6.0 magnitude earthquake centered between Lake Tahoe and Mono Lake in the eastern Sierra Nevada.
'Bones of Great Beasts;' Hundreds Of Prehistoric Fossils Discovered In EBMUD's Mokelumne River WatershedFossils dating back some five to ten million years have been found in the Mokelumne River watershed in the Sierra Nevada foothills in what's being called one of the most significant fossil discoveries in California history, researchers announced Tuesday.
UPDATE: U.S. Highway 50 Reopens After Large Rockslide Cleared Near Echo SummitTraffic is moving, albeit slowly, again after a large rockslide in the Sierra that blocked a major artery from the Bay Area to Lake Tahoe Friday.
Spring Arrives With Meteorologists' Grim Forecast for California Water SupplySaturday marks the first day of astronomical spring and the outlook is grim for California and the West, where drought conditions will persist, according to NOAA.
Man Survives 7 Days Stranded In Sierra After GPS Leads Him Down Dangerous Mountain RoadA California man survived seven days in the Sierra Nevada after following his GPS navigation system down a treacherous mountain road and getting hemmed in by deep snow.
Sierra Snowpack Lags In Latest Measurement Despite Recent Big StormsRecent storms have boosted California’s vital Sierra Nevada snowpack but not enough to fully compensate for a dry start to winter.
Sierra Snow Storm: Avalanche Warning, Winter Weather Advisory IssuedThe National Weather Service in Reno has issued an avalanche warning and winter weather advisory for much of the Sierra Nevada, including Lake Tahoe into Tuesday morning.