The U.S. Forest Service has put the brakes on a effort to thin hundreds of square miles of land in Arizona to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires, drawing sharp rebukes from elected officials.
When a wildfire crested the mountains near North America's largest alpine lake, embers and ash that zipped across a smoky sky pierced Lake Tahoe’s clear blue waters.
Two firefighters were killed in a gas explosion that leveled a family house in southeast Czech Republic, officials said on Wednesday.
An earthquake destroyed houses, killed at least three people and injured dozens Thursday in southwest China's Sichuan province.
Crews searching for a missing man at Grand Canyon National Park made an unexpected discovery this summer.
Both fires were projected to advance in the direction of Giant Forest, home to more than 2,000 giant sequoias including the General Sherman Tree.
Authorities in southern Spain say that rain has helped to bring under control a major wildfire that ravaged 19,200 acres of land despite more than five days of intense firefighting.
Nicholas strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane Monday as it headed toward landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast and it was expected to bring heavy rain and floods to coastal areas from Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana.