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2010-10-26 11:00:00

California's National Parks, Economy Face Climate-Change Threats SAN FRANCISCO and DENVER, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Human-caused climate disruption could make Yosemite National Park hotter this century than Sacramento has been, according to a new report from the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization (RMCO) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The report includes new local climate projections for ten national parks in California. With what the California Climate...

2010-09-23 07:00:00

LAKE TAHOE, Nev., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Ski Lake Tahoe, in conjunction with One to One Travel, a digital marketing practice of One to One Interactive focused on the travel and leisure industry, is excited to unveil the new SkiLakeTahoe.com. One to One Travel brings their extensive experience in user experience and social integration to the new website, giving skiers and riders an in-depth, visual and social glimpse at what Lake Tahoe has to offer. The new website design and...

2010-09-13 12:36:00

Booth Western Art Museum announces largest temporary exhibition in Museum history CARTERSVILLE, Ga., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On September 25, 2010, the Booth Western Art Museum will open the largest temporary exhibition ever held at the Museum. Ansel Adams: A Legacy will occupy two galleries and feature more than one hundred original photographs which span the career of Ansel Adams. The exhibition will be open through February 20, 2011. Said Booth Museum Executive Director...

2010-07-30 16:16:13

A borrowed boat, a small mountain lake and the inaugural run of a half-a-million dollar state-of-the-art multi-beam sonar system made history this month with the successful high-definition mapping of the bottom of Fallen Leaf Lake, a tributary lake just upstream from Lake Tahoe. "The clarity of the images we produced is unmatched in detail," said University of Nevada, Reno Seismology Lab Director Graham Kent and co-lead investigator of the project. "We can clearly see 1,000-year-old trees...

2010-07-26 22:45:58

A BBVA Foundation research project identifies the bacteria arriving daily from the Sahara Desert Every day, millions of microorganisms reach Spain from the Sahara Desert and the Sahel region "“ by flying. Louis Pasteur demonstrated back in 1861 that germs can move through the air, but it was only recently discovered that bacteria, funguses and viruses can travel thousands of kilometers stuck onto dust particles. Satellite images show clouds that come close to the size of the Iberian...

2010-06-29 11:10:00

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A settlement with El Dorado County, Calif., will ensure the beginning of the cleanup, at an estimated cost of approximately $7 million, of the Meyers Landfill Site, located outside of the city of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., the Justice Department and U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service announced today. The agreement, lodged in U.S. District Court in Sacramento, resolves certain federal claims against El Dorado County for clean up of...

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2010-06-23 07:33:59

Work to augment efforts to clean and protect lake and drinking water from harmful algae blooms A team of scientists from the University of Nevada, Reno, DRI, Arizona State University and University of California, Davis has returned from a two-week expedition to Guatemala's tropical high-mountain Lake Atitlan, where they are working to find solutions to the algae blooms that have assailed the ecosystem and the drinking water source for local residents. The lake's water is contaminated with...

2010-06-07 04:00:00

Photographs from the Collection of Anne Adams Helms MONTEREY, Calif., June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Monterey Museum of Art is very proud to present, Ansel Adams: Portrait of America, July 10- October 3, 2010 at the Monterey Museum of Art-La Mirada, located at 720 Via Mirada, Monterey, California. Museum hours are Wednesdays-Saturdays 11am-5 pm, Sundays 1-4 pm, $5 general admission. Free Admission to MMA members, children under 12, NARM, AAM members. For more information please...

2010-05-14 13:57:00

OXFORD, Ohio, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study by scientists and colleagues of Miami University's Global Change Limnology Laboratory has demonstrated that maintaining high ultraviolet (UV) transparency in Lake Tahoe may be the key to reducing invasion of warm-water fish, such as bluegill, that threaten the native fish species in the lake. The study, led by Andrew Tucker, doctoral student in zoology at Miami, is published in the March issue of the journal Ecology. (Logo:...

2010-05-13 07:25:00

REEDSPORT, Ore., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Loon Lake Watersports and Marina, offering boat rentals in Oregon and a marina, reported a 33% increase in revenue from the prior year. The Oregon boat rental operation also announced plans to upgrade the boat ramp and expand and enhance the docks with completion due in early summer. Demand was so strong last season that Loon Lake Watersports and Marina added two more jet skis as rentals. Jeff Schweiterman, the manager for Loon Lake Watersports,...


Latest Sierra Nevada Reference Libraries

Eldorado National Forest
2013-12-24 11:56:03

Eldorado National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in the central Sierra Nevada Mountain Range in eastern California. The majority of the forest lies in El Dorado County. The forest lies in Amador, Alpine, and Placer counties in California; and Douglas County in Nevada with 78 acres. The forest is bordered on the north by the Tahoe National Forest, on the east by the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, on the southeast by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, and to the south by...

Sequoia National Park
2013-04-17 17:03:11

Sequoia National Park is located in the United States in the southern area of the Sierra Nevada. The park contains 404,063 acres of protected land that was once inhabited by the Western Mono Native American tribe. The best evidence of Native American inhabitants are the pictographs found on Potwisha and Hospital Rock and bedrock mortars, tools that were sued to crush acorns. When European explorers and settlers entered the area, smallpox had already decimated the Native American...

Yosemite National Park
2013-04-17 14:20:47

Yosemite National Park is located in eastern California in the United States in the central area of Sierra Nevada, extending to the western slopes of the range. The park holds 761,268 acres of protected land. The area became very popular after Thomas Ayres, the artist who was responsible for much of the publicity of the area, and an entrepreneur named James Mason Hutchings visited in 1855. Early tourists that visited Yosemite before it was a national park could enjoy passing over the Wawona...

Kings Canyon National Park
2013-03-19 12:16:00

Kings Canyon National Park is located in southern Sierra, Nevada. The park encompasses an area that was once General Grant National Park, which was established in 1890, in order to preserve a grove of giant sequoia trees. The area was known to European settlers in the mid-nineteenth century, but was not well-known until 1873, after John Muir visited and found the environment to be similar to Yosemite valley. Harold Ickes, a United States Secretary of Interior, supported the idea of...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-19 13:18:39

Fallon Nevada is located on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain which has a huge impact in the type of weather in the region and is more of an arid type pattern. Temperatures for Fallon NV: December and January mark the coldest months in the area with average temps around 20-40F. February through March temps warm into the average of 30-50 increasing to 60 by March. April is a mild month with temps in the 40-60 range on average. May and June the average temps warm to 50-70...

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