Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

In this Monday, June 30, 2014, paleontologist Bruce Hanson looks at a Desmostylus tooth on a hillside at the Calaveras Dam replacement project in Fremont, Calif.  The Desmostylus is a hippo-like animal that is now extinct. Giant teeth from a 40-foot-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among the hundreds of fossils being carefully unearthed at a dam construction site in Silicon Valley. (AP Photo/ Bay Area News Group, Aric Crabb)

Dam construction turns up fossil treasure trove

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Giant teeth from a 40-foot-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among more than 500 fossils that have been unearthed at a […]

07/07/2014

In this photo provided by the U.S. Forest Service, a Hotshot fire crew member rests near a controlled burn operation at Horseshoe Meadows, as crews continue to fight the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park in California Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service, Mike McMillan)

Wildfire near Yosemite burns into fourth week

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As a gigantic wildfire in and around Yosemite National Park entered its fourth week Saturday, environmental scientists moved in to begin assessing the damage and protecting habitat and waterways before the […]

09/07/2013

A firefighter watches for spot fires during a burnout operation while battling the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif., on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Crews make progress against Yosemite-area fire

TUOLUMNE CITY, Calif. (AP) — Officials say fire crews made progress overnight against a large wildfire threatening San Francisco’s water supply, several towns near Yosemite National Park and historic giant sequoias. Stanislaus National Forest spokesman […]

08/26/2013

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