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Environment May 13, 2022

No sea serpents, mobsters but Tahoe trash divers strike gold

They found no trace of a mythical sea monster, no sign of mobsters in concrete shoes or long-lost treasure chests.

Plants & Animals Apr 25, 2022

California family finds 5 bears hibernating under their Lake Tahoe home

Bear with them. They were just hibernating.


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Environment Apr 01, 2022

California drought deepens as wet season is anything but

California is experiencing one of the driest starts to spring in decades, data showed Friday, and absent a heavy dose of April and May showers the state's drought will deepen and that could lead to stricter rules on water ...

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Environment Apr 01, 2022

California drought: Sierra snowpack falls to one of lowest levels in 70 years

Stressed by high temperatures and a record run of dry weather over the last three months, the Sierra Nevada snowpack, the source of 30% of the state's water supply, has hit one of its lowest levels for the end of winter in ...

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Environment Apr 01, 2022

California drought deepens as wet season is anything but

California is experiencing one of the driest starts to spring in decades, data showed Friday, and absent a heavy dose of April and May showers the state's drought will deepen and that could lead to stricter rules on water ...

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Earth Sciences Feb 01, 2022

California drought: Sierra Nevada snowpack falls below average after dry January

Like the 49ers fourth-quarter lead in Sunday's NFC Championship game, California's once-impressive Sierra Nevada snowpack is steadily shrinking.

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Environment Jan 26, 2022

New federal wildfire plan is ambitious, but the Forest Service needs more money and people to fight growing risks

People living in the western U.S. have been concerned about wildfires for a long time, but the past two years have left many of them fearful and questioning whether any solutions to the fire crisis truly exist.

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Environment Jan 31, 2022

Among Winter Olympic cities, Tahoe will soon be too warm to host

Towering Squaw Peak has groomed generations of America's most elite winter Olympians, from racer Tamara McKinney and freestylist Jonny Mosely to six members of this year's Alpine Team U.S..

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Environment Feb 02, 2022

Dry January means less water than normal in California snow

The water contained in California's mountain snow is now lower than the historical average after a January without significant rain or snow—a dramatic reversal from December that demonstrates the state's challenges in managing ...

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Environment Jan 18, 2022

US plans $50B wildfire fight where forests meet civilization

The Biden administration said Tuesday it will significantly expand efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have torched areas of the U.S. West by more aggressively thinning forests around "hot spots" where nature ...

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Earth Sciences Feb 04, 2022

First-ever study looks at glacial lakes, dams in Alaska and potential for flooding

Brianna Rick, a doctoral student in the Department of Geosciences at Colorado State University, has been conducting research in Alaska for several years. She's developed an interest in studying glacial lakes, bodies of water ...

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Plants & Animals Jan 19, 2022

Mother bears and cubs battle for survival as wildfire, drought and traffic take heavy toll

Whether emblazoned on California's flag or described in myth, the bear stands as a potent symbol of courage and strength—a ferocious embodiment of the North American wilderness.

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Space Exploration Jan 07, 2022

Scientist aims to ensure 'microbe-free' Mars samples

The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is collecting samples in search of signs of ancient microbial life, which would advance NASA's quest to explore the past habitability of Mars. The samples are set to return to Earth no earlier ...


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