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Why More Trees in the Sierra Mean Less Water for California

September 15, 2014 | 9:15 am

Why More Trees in the Sierra Mean Less Water for California

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An unintended consequence of aggressive fire suppression: denser forests that consume more water.

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More No-Snow News From the Sierra: Tioga Pass Road Reopens

May 2, 2014 | 1:49 pm

More No-Snow News From the Sierra: Tioga Pass Road Reopens

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Yosemite opens the high-country highway, the third-earliest date traffic has resumed on the route.

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Why Distant Dust Storms Matter to California Rainfall

March 10, 2014 | 8:35 am

Why Distant Dust Storms Matter to California Rainfall

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In research that could improve weather and water forecasting, scientists are finding that dust storms in Asia and Africa influence Sierra snowfall. Read more.

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Rim Fire Update: Blaze Continues to Roar, Crosses Into Yosemite National Park

August 23, 2013 | 10:55 pm

Rim Fire Update: Blaze Continues to Roar, Crosses Into Yosemite National Park

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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 CalFireĀ reporting the blaze, named the Rim Fire, has now covered more than 125,000 acres (more below on […]

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