Watch As EarthCam Captures July 4th Fireworks

Monday, July 4th EarthCam shares its special collection of live streaming webcams throughout the U.S., capturing fireworks displays “from sea to shining sea” in cities that include New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Paul and Dallas, the latter two are new this year. (If you do not see a city-view camera shot above, click onto the above EarthCam logo image to access the broadcast views.)

Tackling Tree Troubles Together

While it is tough to see the rising numbers of our drought-stressed pines under attack by bark beetles, positive progress is beginning to be made. June Woodard of Twain Harte shares a couple of telling pics taken March 27 and June 14, 2016 — before and after abatement efforts — near the entrance.

Twain Harte Entrance "Before," March 27, 2016

Photo by June Woodard

Twain Harte Entrance "After," June 14, 2016

Photo by June Woodard

If you have dead or dying trees where you live, check out the latest info and resources here.