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 ...

Jul 22, 2014

World breaks monthly heat record twice in a row

The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That’s after the world broke a record in May. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month’s average global temperature was 16.2 Celsius, which is 0.72 degrees higher ...

Zookeeper reconnects humans and nature

Jul 14, 2014

Zookeeper reconnects humans and nature

by Hisashi Sasaki

Visitors to the Toyama Municipal Family Park Zoo won’t find popular exotic animals such as elephants or lions. Instead they can reconnect with a natural environment they’re already familiar with. The zoo is dedicated to animal and insect species long present in Japan, including ...