california today: ferguson fire forces largest closing of yosemite in decades

California Today: Ferguson Fire Forces Largest Closing of Yosemite in Decades

“Over decades there has been a trend toward less moisture in the soil and forest, and that is affecting how dry the vegetation is becoming in summer,” said UCLA’s Daniel Swain in the New York Times. These trends are ultimately increasing the risk of wildfires and contributing to Yosemite’s largest closing.