Yosemite Fire Time Lapse

Time-lapse photography shows various perspectives of the 2013 Rim Fire, as viewed from Yosemite National Park.

Global warming, or, “holy crap”

“Earth’s average annual surface temperature is higher today than it was when record keeping began in the mid- to late 1800s, an indicator of long-term, global-scale climate warming.”

The air out there: How Utah is dealing with winter air pollution

Winter pollution in the Wasatch Front — an area of north central Utah — has some of the worst air quality in the country. It’s baffling in a way, since the area is a hub of outdoor splendor. In February, the New York Times explored the issue: For the last few years, the area has…

Salmon Watch

Thanks to the U.S. Forest Service, you can watch Sockeye Salmon in Steep Creek, Juneau, Alaska, via an underwater camera. From the Anchorage Daily News: The cam is nearing its peak of the season, with sockeye salmon arriving in large numbers in the middle of July, said U.S. Forest Service fisheries biologist Pete Schneider. “We’re…

Fun in the Sun(rise)

Another gem from the Department of the Interior today, taken at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado.

Spring: A time to (cherry) blossom

Each Spring, Washington, D.C. is wrapped in the lush pink glory that comes courtesy of the cherry blossoms in the area. This weekend, April 8, is the National Cherry Blossom Festival. It’s worth a trip if you can make it. The trees are at their most glorious when they are in bloom. Can’t make the…

Friday Night Lights

The U.S. Department of Interior tweeted this gem today, of nightfall at Piper Mountain Wilderness Area in California.