Photo of mourners praying on their knees around the coffin of environmental activist Homero Gomez Gonzalez

Guardian of Monarch Butterfly Grounds Eulogized in Mexico

OCAMPO, Mexico — Hundreds of farmers and agricultural workers thronged the funeral of activist Homero Gómez González on Friday, and the homage to him was like a tribute to the monarch butterfly he so staunchly defended. “Thanks to him many of you had work, ...
Photo of wildfire flames in Santa Paula, Calif.

Fever Chart: Earth Had Its Hottest Decade on Record in 2010s

WASHINGTON — The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday. And scientists said they see no end to the way man-made climate change keeps shatterin...
Photo of Elizabeth Watling holding her cat Tampopo

As Wildfires Get Worse, Smoke Spreads, Stokes Health Worries

PARADISE — First came the flames, a raging firestorm propelled by 50 mph wind gusts that incinerated Kelsey Norton’s house and killed 85 people in her community. “I don’t want to have cancer in my 50s because I inhaled smoke in my 30s." — Kelsey Norton, Par...
Photo of a rare mountain yellow-legged frog in an alpine lake in Kings Canyon National Park, in California's Sierra Nevada

California Commission Lists Yellow-Legged Frog as Endangered

SACRAMENTO — There’s new hope for an endangered California frog that has vanished from half of its habitat. The state Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday approved protections for five of six populations of the foothill yellow-legged frog. The state Fis...