Newest Earth science mission could extend the accuracy range of weather forecasts, fine-tune flood forecasts.
Later this week, the U.S. Forest Service will release plans to allow logging companies to harvest some of the dead trees. Some environmental groups say it would destroy important wildlife habitat.
It takes a special breed to jump (a) out of a perfectly good airplane, and (b) into an active fire zone. But smokejumpers have been doing it for decades.
More than 4,000 low-level offenders making $2 a day are a crucial component in how the state battles wildfires.
Weather experts say the next couple of weeks could be some of the worst in state history for wildfires caused by lightning strikes.
A new study finds that investing in forest management could shrink the size of wildfires and save California hundreds of millions of dollars.
The fire burned more than a quarter of a million acres in Yosemite and the Stanislaus National Forest. See before-and-after photos from a plot in the national forest.
The latest report from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change focuses on impacts from climate change, both current and looming, and recommendations for how to adapt.
A longstanding experimental forest lies perilously close to the wildfire raging near Yosemite. Scientists are holding their breath, hoping the voracious Rim Fire doesn't set back years of research into...fire management, among other things.
Federal officials are bracing for a worse-than-usual fire season, especially in California and the rest of the Pacific Coast. And they're facing the season with a smaller fire-fighting force.