Habitat

A sample of a new, high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project the Western Governors Association plans to unveiled in Las Vegas on Dec. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner).

Western governors show wildlife maps

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Governors in 16 states unveiled a high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project Thursday that they hope will encourage economic development across the West while protecting the region’s environmental treasures — an ambitious […]

12/12/2013

In this Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, a fire crew stands watch along a fire break near a burn operation on the southern flank of the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in California. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service, Mike McMillan)

Cause of Rim Fire could take months to determine

  YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A federal forestry official says it’s unlikely a fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park started at an illegal marijuana grow site. Jerry Snyder of the U.S […]

09/04/2013

(AP Photo)

Police shoot, kill black bear in Seaside

SEASIDE, Calif. (AP) — A state fish and wildlife official says he will not second-guess police officers’ decision to shoot and kill a black bear that was running loose in a Central California coastal town. […]

06/05/2013

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