WATCH: Oak Park Home Engulfed In Flames Collapses As CBS2’s Tom Wait Reports Live — CBS Los Angeles

List of Closures and Evacuations | Real-Time Updates OAK PARK, Calif. (CBSLA) — The devastating Woolsey Fire continues to spread across the Southland, causing the evacuation of over 75,000 homes already in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. CBS 2’s Tom Wait witnessed the fire’s destructive power firsthand while reporting from Oak Park. (CBS2) In the video…Continue reading “WATCH: Oak Park Home Engulfed In Flames Collapses As CBS2’s Tom Wait Reports Live — CBS Los Angeles”

Forest fires force hundreds to evacuate in Appalachia

Dozens of wildfires ravaging forests in Appalachia are prompting mass evacuations — including an entire town in western North Carolina, a state official said. The Party Rock Fire, which has consumed about 2,000 acres, was headed toward Lake Lure, a community of about 1,200 people, beside a lake by the same name in Chimney Rock… viaContinue reading “Forest fires force hundreds to evacuate in Appalachia”

VIDEO: Stunning drone video of Oregon sinkholes

Drone footage gives a bird’s eye view of the massive sinkhole in Harbor, Oregon. VIDEO: Stunning drone video of Oregon sinkholes WATE 6 On Your Side 21m ago HARBOR, Ore. (AP/WATE) – Transportation officials say a massive sinkhole has opened near a highway along the coast of southern Oregon. Kyle Rice, posted a YouTube video ofContinue reading “VIDEO: Stunning drone video of Oregon sinkholes”

Images of the Day…Animals on safari !!!

Images of the Day…Animals on safari !!! Africa promises one of the best safari experiences in the world, enabling you to see the five big wild animal groups: the lion, the leopard, the elephant, the rhino and the buffalo. Capturing a good photo of these beautiful animals is not always easy, and very often, it comesContinue reading “Images of the Day…Animals on safari !!!”

No one hurt when Jeep cracks through icy Indiana lake

It happened Tuesday night on Tamarack Lake at the Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife Area. Source: No one hurt when Jeep cracks through icy Indiana lake

The “Driest place on Earth” is covered in pink flowers after rain

The Atacama Desert in Chile, known as the driest place on Earth, is awash with color after a year’s worth of extreme rainfall. In an average year, this desert is a very dry place. Arica, Chile, in the northern Atacama holds the world record for the longest dry streak, having gone 173 months without aContinue reading “The “Driest place on Earth” is covered in pink flowers after rain”

It is Difficult to measure Global Warming Erosion due to “Shifting” Weather Patterns

According to NASA, Antarctica is actually gaining ice. Antarctica is currently gaining more ice than it’s losing, according to a recent study by NASA.  The surprising findings, detailed in the Journal of Glaciology, doesn’t deny that glaciers are melting at an increased rate as a result of global warming, but suggests current gains outweigh the lossesContinue reading “It is Difficult to measure Global Warming Erosion due to “Shifting” Weather Patterns”

Palau Island transforms almost all its coastal waters into a marine sanctuary

TOKYO (AP) — Lawmakers in the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau passed a law Thursday to make almost all its coastal waters a marine sanctuary in the latest move to expand ocean protections. A news release said Palau’s president plans to sign the legislation next week. Friday is a national holiday in Palau. TheContinue reading “Palau Island transforms almost all its coastal waters into a marine sanctuary”

Happy Sloth Day via Tico Times

Happy International Sloth Day!!!! A wonderful day to celebrate my favorite animal!!!! So proud of all the hard work Becky Naomi Cliffe @ Sloth Sanctuary, Costa Rica has done to research how to reintroduce orphaned, hand raised sloths. See More: http://beckycliffe.com/sloth-science-2015/ Related: My battle with Leishmaniasis: a flesh-eating parasite By: Becky Radcliffe In my second year at the UniversityContinue reading “Happy Sloth Day via Tico Times”

Baby fox completely tangled in football net set free

This poor fox cub was almost strangled in a football net. He struggled a lot and ended up with the net tightly wrapped all around his body. All of this could have been avoided by, simply, rolling up the net or putting it away.  Thanks to the gentleman who spotted him so quickly, the cubContinue reading “Baby fox completely tangled in football net set free”

Record breaking HEAT is Resulting Wildfire Damage & Destruction

Good News in Forecast for Firefighters in Northwest Cooler and wetter weather in the Northwest will be good news for those fighting several wildfires in the region. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack revealed Thursday a record $243 million was spent last week combatting wildfires raging around the country. The U.S. Forest Service has been forced toContinue reading “Record breaking HEAT is Resulting Wildfire Damage & Destruction”

Ice Cave Collapse Kills Hiker

VERLOT, Wash. (AP) — Ice caves popular with hikers northeast of Seattle partially collapsed, killing one person and leaving at least four other injured, officials said. Monday’s collapse came after authorities warned that the caves were especially dangerous because of warming temperatures. The person who died remained buried under the debris at the Big FourContinue reading “Ice Cave Collapse Kills Hiker”

Acoustic survey tracks whale population trends along the coast of Southern California

Originally posted on Summit County Citizens Voice:
Naval training exercises off the coast of California could pose a threat to endangered marine mammals. Blue whale numbers holding steady; fin whales increasing Staff Report FRISCO — A new acoustic survey in Southern California coastal waters is helping researchers track whale populations. The data analyzed by the Scripps…

Animal Sanctuary: Real or Fake?

How Can I Tell If An Animal Sanctuary Is Genuine, Or If They Are Taking Advantage Of Animals?! There a many people across the world that put the safety and care of endangered animals above themselves. A great animal sanctuary’s first concern is always to the animal, making sure they are happy, healthy, and thatContinue reading “Animal Sanctuary: Real or Fake?”

Kevin Richardson is a South African Lion Tamer

Kevin Richardson is a South African animal behaviorist who has worked extensively with native animals of Africa. He has been accepted into several clans of spotted hyenas and prides of lions. Lions are some of the most dangerous animals know to man. BUT there is one man who is part of their pride. Kevin Richardson,anContinue reading “Kevin Richardson is a South African Lion Tamer”