U.S. to drop protections for snow-loving wolverines

Aug 13, 2014

U.S. to drop protections for snow-loving wolverines

U.S. wildlife officials plan to withdraw proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine Tuesday, in a course reversal that highlights lingering uncertainties over what a warming climate means for some temperature-sensitive species. Wolverines, or “mountain devils,” need deep snows to den. But while there is ...

Hawaii stocks up on water as two major storms loom

Aug 6, 2014

Hawaii stocks up on water as two major storms loom

Hawaii residents loaded up on bottled water and canned meat Tuesday in preparation for the unusual threat of a hurricane and tropical storm barreling toward the islands. Two big storms so close together in the Eastern Pacific are rare but not unexpected in years ...

Yosemite Park fire threatens famous giant sequoia trees

Jul 31, 2014

Yosemite Park fire threatens famous giant sequoia trees

A fire raging in California’s Yosemite National Park advanced Wednesday, threatening a grove of famous giant sequoia trees. The blaze, which began on Saturday, has scorched some 3,545 acres (1,234 hectares) of the popular tourist spot and is about one-third contained, a spokeswoman for ...