Tag: Sierra Nevada
An unintended consequence of aggressive fire suppression: denser forests that consume more water.
Yosemite opens the high-country highway, the third-earliest date traffic has resumed on the route.
In research that could improve weather and water forecasting, scientists are finding that dust storms in Asia and Africa influence Sierra snowfall. Read more.
Latest post: Blaze Slows But Remains Extremely Dangerous Details, as of 10:30 p.m. PDT Friday: The fire that’s been burning all week just west of Yosemite took another giant leap in size Friday, with U.S. Forest Service and CalFire reporting the blaze, named the Rim Fire, has now covered more than 125,000 acres (more below on […]