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Wildlife Park and Urban Sprawl Colliding in Kenya

In Nairobi National Park, lions, rhinos and other animals roam just six miles (10 kilometers) from downtown Nairobi, but the carefully managed …

Caltrans proposes wildlife overpass on 101 Freeway

Mountain lions, bobcats and other wildlife would have less chance of becoming roadkill if the state adopts a plan to build a landscaped bridge over the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills, supporters of the proposal said Wednesday.<p>State agencies, elected officials and wildlife advocates urged the state to …

North Korea's Kim dynasty: the making of a personality cult

North Korea,Kim Jong-il,Kim Jong-un,South Korea,Japan,Asia Pacific,The Interview,Muammar Gaddafi<p>On former leader Kim Jong-il’s birthday, Christopher Richardson examines the way epic accounts of heroic feats formed a foundation for the totalitarian state<p>In 1994, as it descended into famine, the …

On the Impossibility of Fighting ISIS

"I have come to the conclusion that there is no military solution to this issue that can be generated by the U.S. But I believe there is a political solution." How to think about the next war, as we consider getting into it.<p>Through the past 13+ years, the United States has fought a war of choice in …

Middle East

What we all pay for fighting wildfire, and saving homes built in harm's way

Fire Fighting

The Rising Cost of Wildfire Protection

• The six worst fire seasons since 1960 have occurred since 2000. Bigger wildfire seasons are associated with several factors: biomass fuels have …

Is Living With Extreme Wildfires The New Normal?

It has been a deadly year for the people who fight wildfires. In total, 32 people have lost their lives fighting fires in 2013; the highest number in nearly 20 years, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.<p>Just one incident accounts for most of those deaths, the Yarnell Hill fire in …

Divers restore kelp forest off Palos Verdes – one dead sea urchin at a time

Volunteers pull invasive plants, protect marsh wildlife at Kentfield park

An aroma of sage filled the air as Christina Mulcahy and her two sons toiled in the morning sunshine uprooting invasive plants from a hill at the Hal …

Celebrating five years of wilderness in Washington's Wild Sky

By Kitty Craig<p>I am proud and lucky enough to say that my family goes way back, almost 100 years, in Washington's Wild Sky country.<p>Wild Sky, located …

L.A., conservationists reach agreement to repair Mono Lake damage

Settlement over alkaline Mono Lake calls for water flows that are intended to restore the ecosystem harmed by stream diversion.<p>August 23, 2013|By Louis Sahagun<p>Mono Lake in December 2011. The settlement will not recreate historic flows,… (Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles…)<p>Ending decades of bitter …

Volunteers remove invasive plants at Hal Brown at Creekside Park in Kentfield.

Summer science students monitor pollution in Oakland's Courtland Creek

Oakland students participating in the East Bay Academy for Young Scientists program this summer didn’t just learn about ecology, scientific …

Seeing wildlife in wild is all about location

Summer is ending for a lot of people, but how could a summer be complete without seeing a bear? Or an elk, bald eagle or other wildlife?<p>Seeing wildlife can crown a summer vacation. You can drive thousands of miles and the most vivid memory will be that moment where a bear looked you in the eye ... …

Restoring Tahoe Headwaters

Working closely with local communities, we are supporting healthy forests, sustainable recreation and clean water on the Tahoe National Forest.<p>The …

What’s wrong with gorgeous Lake George? Scientists wire it up to find out

Thomas Jefferson called Lake George in Upstate New York “without comparison, the most beautiful water I ever saw.” The painter Georgia O’Keefe lived …

Birds Pay Attention to Speed Limits Too

Birds might be learning to adjust to traffic speed limits.<p><b>Birds might be paying more attention to road speed limits than some humans. A new study finds that some European birds factor in average traffic speeds when determining when they need to take off to safely avoid oncoming cars.</b><p>In a new study, …

California on edge as wildfires spread

<b>Groveland, Tuolumne County</b> --<p>What was expected to be a bad fire season is turning out to be just that.<p>Nearly a dozen major fires, some touched off by an unusual string of lightning storms, are burning across California wildlands parched by back-to-back dry winters. Twice as much of the state has …

Rim fire near Yosemite doubles in size, forces evacuations

A wildfire that shut down a major gateway to Yosemite National Park on Monday night has more than doubled in size, forcing evacuations and effectively cutting off westbound traffic out of the forest, officials said.<p>About 2,500 homes west of the Rim fire -- along Ferretti Road and north of …

National Parks

Can California save the ocean?

California, its economy recovering from the Great Recession, is far from the demise conservative doomsayers predicted just a few years ago, a demise brought on by environmental regulation, graduated income taxes and its sybaritic ways.<p>In fact when it comes to environmental policy, particularly …

Grassroots Fire Prevention: Q&A California State Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover

The grassroots movement starts out locally, where local government looks to residential sprinklers to address a problem such as a construction issue …

Vegetation and Biodiversity Management