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Yosemite National Park

Hunter May Face Charges For Igniting Massive Yosemite Fire

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

The hunter whose campfire caused the catastrophic Rim Fire in Yosemite might soon face charges. Tuolumne County District Attorney Michael Knowles a...

More Than 200 Scientists Speak Out Against Logging Bills

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

RENO, Nev. -- RENO, Nev. (AP) — More than 200 biologists, ecologists and other scientists are urging Congress to defeat legislation they say would d...

Gourmet Gas Stations Are A Perfect Contradiction

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 10.24.2013 | Travel

Gourmet gas stations are the greatest oxymorons to ever happen to your road trip. Just imagine being on the open road, feeling those pangs of hung...

Yosemite Reopens!

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.18.2013 | Travel

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Visitors from around the world flocked to Yosemite National Park on Thursday...

Yosemite Is Open!

AP | Posted 12.17.2013 | Green

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite National Park is reopening to visitors Wednesday night with the end of the 16-day partial government ...

A Ruined National Park Vacation Thanks To The Government Shutdown

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 12.03.2013 | Travel

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Everybody gathers around Joe, the guy who seems to have all the answers...

This May Be The Worst Timed Google Doodle Ever

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology

Bad timing, Google. Google is celebrating Yosemite National Park's 123rd birthday with a Doodle on the same day that Yosemite and other nation...

Fall Climate Change Preview

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

The melting of Arctic Sea ice continues to get worse, advancing at one of the fastest rates in human history. At the current pace of 12 percent per decade, it is entirely possible that by 2030 there will be no ice in the Arctic.

Scientists Scramble To Asses Rim Fire Damage Ahead Of Rainy Season

AP | By TRACIE CONE | Posted 11.08.2013 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Scientists are assessing the damage from a massive wildfire burning around Yosemite National Park, laying plans to protect...

LOOK: The Yosemite Fire From Space

Posted 08.28.2013 | Los Angeles

Now in its 11th day, the Yosemite wildfire has burned more than 179,400 acres near the edges of the Yosemite National Park, making it the seventh-larg...

15 Photos That Show Why Yosemite Matters

Posted 08.26.2013 | Green

Although wildfires are a naturally occurring process, climate change might be causing California blazes to become more prevalent, last longer and cove...

Yosemite Wildfire Poses 'Every Challenge That There Can Be'

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF and TRACIE CONE | Posted 10.25.2013 | Green

TUOLUMNE CITY, Calif. — A raging wildfire in Yosemite National Park rained ash on the reservoir that is the chief source of San Francisco's famo...

Massive Wildfire Near Yosemite Prompts Evacuations

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 10.22.2013 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. — A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park nearly quadrupled in size Thursday, prompting officers to warn residents in a gated c...

Wildfire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite

AP | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 10.22.2013 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park nearly quadrupled in size Thursday, prompting officers to warn residents in a gated ...

Western Wildfires Push Spending Past $1 Billion

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKI | Posted 10.21.2013 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. — An out-of-control forest fire threatening about 2,500 structures near Yosemite National Park was one of more than 50 active, la...

8 Awe-inspiring Waterfalls

U.S. News Travel | Posted 08.06.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Nothing but water tumbling from a vertical drop, waterfalls have a transcendent beauty that's almost difficult to explain -- there's the rush of the flowing water, the crash falling over the rocks and the residual spray of the cascade.

Injuries Reported After Tree Falls Near Yosemite

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO — A 21-year-old summer camp art counselor was killed Wednesday when a large oak tree fell near Yosemite National Park, camp offici...

Five Deliciously Dangerous State and National Park Activities in the Western U.S. for Tweens and Teens

Amy Whitley | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Amy Whitley

t's called the Wild West for a reason: the Western US has an abundance of wilderness in state and national parks with hikes, rivers, and vistas to explore.

Anna Almendrala

LA Times' 'Postcards From The West' Series Celebrates Oft-Snapped Destinations | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.25.2013 | Los Angeles

Today's tourists want to discover the unknown, go off the beaten path or do as the locals do. But there are some iconic destinations that have loomed ...

House Passes Bill Aiming To Honor Buffalo Soldiers

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 06.19.2013 | Black Voices

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In the decades after the Civil War, the nation's first black Army regiments guarded Yosemite and Sequoia national parks against ...

Outdoorsy Summer Travel: The 7 Best Destinations in the U.S. (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 06.03.2013 | Travel

Summer is the time to get outdoors and get active.

LOOK: Most Stunning Image Of Yosemite

Posted 07.16.2013 | San Francisco

The gushing waterfalls. The half dome at sunset. The trees. So many trees. Could Yosemite be any more beautiful? If a photo that recently surfac...

And America's Most Intoxicated National Park Is...

Carly Schwartz | Posted 06.25.2013 | San Francisco

It's a tale as old as time. Man goes into woods. Man ingests mind-altering substances, stares at trees for a while and has his world turned inside ...

Rooms With A View

Oyster | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel

Nothing man-made can rival Mother Nature at her finest. For those who love the great outdoors, the most memorable vacations aren't at massive mega-res...

Yanopah Takes the Plunge

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.13.2013 | San Francisco
Peter Bosshard

This is the story of Yanopah, a tiny water molecule who has been travelling the world's waterways for millions of years.