Red Smoke Blankets the Salem Area in Oregon, Casting an Apocalyptic Glow

Red Smoke Blankets the Salem Area in Oregon, Casting an Apocalyptic Glow

Smoke from multiple wildfires burning in the Santiam Canyon area and around Oregon blew into the Willamette Valley. Salem residents woke to dark orange and red skies. Continue reading »

Florida Wildfire Biologists Release Panther into the Wild

Florida Wildfire Biologists Release Panther into the Wild

A 2-year-old Florida panther is released into the wild by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on April 3, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The panther and its sister had been raised at the White Oak Conservation Center since they were 5 months old. The FWC rescued the two panthers as kittens in September 2011 in northern Collier County after their mother was found dead. The panther is healthy and has grown to a size that should prepare him for life in the wild. In photos by Joe Raedle. Continue reading »