• Snowmaking in the Time of Drought THAT THE SIERRA might not be so very nevada one day might have been inconceivable to the Spaniards who named the range, or to members of the Donner Party who struggled through house-high drifts, or to those World War II-era entrepreneurs who built ski lifts reaching to the tops of Mammoth Mountain, Tahoe's Slide Mountain, Mount Lincoln, Heavenly Peak, and Squaw Peak. But Sierran snow seems to have become more fickle. Although there have been the hallelujah winters Brad Rassler 4937 words February 17, 2018
  • Swallowed Whole ON THE EVENING OF FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015, a wildfire swept through the small communities of Paradise and Swall Meadows, located along the eastern escarpment of California’s Sierra Nevada. Fueled by extreme drought and 100-mile-per-hour winds, the fire raced through the tinder-dry brush and pinyon pine forests, burning 40 homes and 7,000 acres. The inferno would become […] Jim Stimson 2515 words September 10, 2015
  • Sochi Olympians Speak Out On Climate Change IN TWO WEEKS, U.S. cross country skier Andy Newell will travel to Sochi, Russia to compete in the Winter Olympics. And though his aim is clear — to stand atop the podium — he’s traveling to the Games with more than precious metal on his mind. For the past two months, Newell, 30, has quietly […] Brad Rassler 1192 words January 24, 2014

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