Several major fires are burning across California and the West, with the El Portal fire nearing a stand of sequoia trees in Yosemite National Park.
California fire crews are battling the so-called Sand Fire, which doubled in size over the weekend, as well as a fire near Yosemite National Park. Intense heat is expected to continue in the state this week.
Coming on the heels of its quarterly earnings report, the beta version of Apple's latest Mac operating system, OS X Yosemite, will become available to the public starting Thursday.
The 150th anniversary of Lincoln's act to preserve Yosemite valley during the Civil War serves as a reminder of how the shared experience of landscape can help unite a people.
National Trails Day is Saturday, June 7, and in addition to scores of real-life hikes planned around the US, trail enthusiasts can also visit their national parks and other natural areas online and on social media.
With Tesla's network of chargers around the US growing quickly, a cross-country road trip may be in many Tesla owners' summer plans. But the dearth of electric car chargers in and around the nation's most popular national parks could pose a problem.