News tagged with sierra nevada

Wildlife researchers want your old socks

(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of California wildlife research team working in the Sierra Nevada is asking the public to donate clean, gently used socks for research on a rare weasel called the Pacific fisher.

dateDec 20, 2011 in Environment
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Space Image: Flight test

In this image from November 2010, the U.S. Air Force's ACAT F-16D flew through Sierra Nevada canyons and past peaks during ground collision avoidance test flights.

dateJun 20, 2011 in Space Exploration
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The brotherhood of speed

About fifty miles northeast of Los Angeles, the small town of Rosamond slumbers on the edge of the Great American Desert. Here the air is thin and cold, and in the distance the smog in the LA basin is an orange-tinted ...

dateFeb 01, 2011 in Space Exploration
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California's controlled fires boost biodiversity

In certain ecosystems, such as the mixed-conifer forests of the Sierra Nevada region of the western United States, fires are a natural and essential occurrence for maintaining forest health. However, for many decades, resource ...

dateNov 23, 2010 in Ecology
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