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Rapid Sierra Nevada uplift tracked by scientists

From the highest peak in the continental United States, Mt. Whitney at 14,000 feet in elevation, to the 10,000-foot-peaks near Lake Tahoe, scientific evidence from the University of Nevada, Reno shows the entire Sierra Nevada ...

dateMay 03, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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End of Winter: How 2012 snow stacks up

The mild winter of 2012 has many people asking, "Where's the snow?" These two snow cover maps show the difference between snow extent on March 3, 2011, and March 5, 2012. The maps were compiled from data collected by the ...

dateMar 14, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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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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