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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...

2012-10-23 15:21:13

Purchase Protects Public Access to Thornburg Canyon Trail and the Headwaters of Carson River CARBONDALE, Colo., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Thornburg Canyon Trail travels over eight miles point to point from Blue Lakes Road at 9,000 feet to the quaint mountain town of Markleeville, CA at 5,500 feet. Along the way, trail users are dazzled by panoramic views of the Mokelumne Wilderness in the Carson Pass and Hope Valley areas, and pass through old growth forest and wet...

2012-10-18 11:22:41

Pay-to-play politics used to oppose the Yosemite Restoration Campaign SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Francisco city contractors and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) have ganged up to defeat Proposition F, the Water Conservation & Yosemite Restoration Initiative, the most recently released campaign finance reports disclosed. According to the reports(1), 47% of funding for the 'No on F' campaign has come from companies currently doing...

2011-11-10 09:37:00

"The People's Tree" Begins 4,500 Mile, 20 Day Journey SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 65-foot white fir Christmas tree that will be illuminated at the base of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. this Christmas season, has begun its 4,500-mile trek from the Stanislaus National Forest in northern California en route to the nation's capital. The tree's journey, which is under the supervision of the U.S. Forest Service, began Saturday, November 5th...

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...