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Airborne Snow Observatory
2013-12-10 04:35:57

[ Watch the Video: Airborne Snow Observatory: Measuring Snowpack from the Sky ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online It might have been the driest year ever recorded in California, but thanks to NASA, the millions of people who call the San Francisco Bay Area home had plenty of water this summer, the US space agency said Monday during a media briefing at the 2013 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. NASA’s prototype Airborne Snow Observatory mission...

2013-09-10 23:03:37

As the battle against the blaze continues, the Tuolumne River Trust called on Congress to ensure sufficient funding for restoration in the aftermath of the fire. They also launched their own Rim Fire Recovery Campaign and released new video footage of the first trip down the burned-out river canyon since the Fire (available online at http://www.tuolumne.org). San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 As the battle against the blaze continues, the Tuolumne River Trust called on...

2008-07-08 12:00:00

By Dana M. Nichols, The Record, Stockton, Calif. Jul. 8--WHITE PINES -- Yosemite Lumber Co. Engine No. 4 started its career with much promise and in a spectacular setting. The oil-fired Shay steam engine was built in 1920 and immediately set to work hauling lumber from Sierra forests near Groveland, not far from Yosemite National Park. But the mighty 164,100-pound engine was laid off in 1943. Without work, it just couldn't find a purpose. It hit bottom in a Stockton junkyard, buried in a...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).