News tagged with sierra nevada

Major California river adding key ingredient: water

A decade ago, environmentalists and the federal government agreed to revive a 150-mile stretch of California's second-longest river, an ambitious effort aimed at allowing salmon again to swim up to the Sierra Nevada foothills ...

dateOct 22, 2016 in Environment
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What's best for birds in fire-prone landscapes?

Two new papers from The Condor: Ornithological Applications demonstrate the complex challenges involved in balancing the management of fire-prone landscapes with the needs of wildlife in the American West.

dateOct 19, 2016 in Ecology
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Atmospheric river storms can reduce Sierra snow

A new study by NASA and several partners has found that in California's Sierra Nevada, atmospheric river storms are two-and-a-half times more likely than other types of winter storms to result in destructive "rain-on-snow" ...

dateMar 03, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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