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Pine Tree Deaths Plague California's Sierra Nevada

Brian Milne | Posted 06.14.2016 | Green
Brian Milne

In visiting with the rangers at Dinkey Creek Campground, located in near Shaver Lake in the heart of the thick Ponderosa pine forest, they said hundreds of trees have already been cut down this month for safety reasons with hundreds more needing to be removed this summer.

Reaching for the Stars by Paying for Results

Greg Autry | Posted 05.03.2016 | Technology
Greg Autry

The Untold Story of NASA's Commercial Partnerships In the era of constrained budgets, NASA has become the federal government's poster child for red...

Stunning Images Show That California's Got More Than Beautiful Beaches

Alexis Coram | Posted 11.03.2015 | Travel
Alexis Coram

When people talk about California, they often think of its 840 miles of majestic coastline and the grand beaches peppered from Southern to Northern Ca...

Orion: Hard to Get All Tingly Over NASA's New Capsule

Marco Cáceres | Posted 02.02.2015 | Science
Marco Cáceres

While the first launch of Orion (a program which has already been around for a decade) is an important step, NASA is nowhere close to having its own manned space system.

Beyond the Bounds of Conservation

Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D. | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D.

Saving world heritage sites is one thing. Activating them as economic and social assets for the local community is another project altogether.

NASA's Commercial Crew Vehicles: Practical But Not Sexy

Marco Cáceres | Posted 12.10.2014 | Science
Marco Cáceres

The two Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contracts awarded to Boeing and SpaceX by NASA on September 16 should come as no big surpri...

Trippy Time-Lapse Highlights The Beauty Of National Parks

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green

The Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks in the southern Sierra Nevada region of California are a place that anyone should try to visit if given the ...

Pacific Crest Trail Begins Move to the High Country of Tejon Ranch

Joel Reynolds | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

When the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail was envisioned in the 1930s, it was to traverse the highest points along the West Coast's mountainous spine between Mexico and Canada, revealing the majestic vistas and extraordinary natural riches that characterize the West.

Feast Your Eyes On This Time-Lapse Of Beer Fermenting

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

It's alive!

Walk It Out: Wild and My Pilgrim's Heart

Joan Gelfand | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Joan Gelfand

Strayed's and Dale's memoirs define a different category. Call it 'Conscious Walking,' or 'How I Walked Myself To A Better Life,' journeys of over 1,000 miles that bravely explore the raw, rocky and often hazardous terrain of inner lives in crisis and turmoil.

Don't Mind the Cold -- It's Still Getting Hotter

Mattias Wallander | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mattias Wallander

What's the explanation for so many Americans becoming prisoners of the moment and ignoring strong scientific trends and the scientific community? Can a cool summer day or cloudy weekend really sway public opinion this much?

Thousands Of Acres Of Sierra Wilderness Saved In Landmark Deal

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green

In a deal struck between conservationists and a timber company after more than a decade of development warring, thousands of acres of highly coveted, ...

Taste Test: The Best 2013 Summer Beers

Kristen Aiken | Posted 06.06.2013 | Taste

How to drink when the weather heats up.

Yanopah Takes the Plunge

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.13.2013 | San Francisco
Peter Bosshard

This is the story of Yanopah, a tiny water molecule who has been travelling the world's waterways for millions of years.

WATCH: The Next Hipster Beer?

Posted 12.21.2012 | Home

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, the makers of the country's second-highest-selling craft beer, released a video yesterday to launch a new branding ende...

EXCLUSIVE: Travel Channel Host's Near Death Experience

Posted 11.20.2012 | Travel

Todd Carmichael, the host of the Travel Channel series "Dangerous Grounds" (Tuesday 9 pm ET), had a near death experience entirely in keeping with his...

Do You Know Your Drinking Water?

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

Stand at your kitchen sink and fill up a glass of water from the tap. Can you guess where that water comes from? Or how far it traveled to get to your tap? What about how adequately -- or not -- the land at the source is protected?

SHOCK: America's Most Liberal Beer Is Locally-Brewed

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.10.2012 | San Francisco

Beer: It's supposed to be the great equalizer. At least when it comes to politics. When the arrest of an outspoken black Harvard professor by a whi...

Magical Lake Tahoe Inspires The Last Romanov

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 10.15.2012 | Arts
Dora Levy Mossanen

Having spent my formative years in a country where poetry, myth and superstition are woven into the fabric of everyday life, these elements find their way into my stories. The Last Romanov is no exception.

The 10 Summer Beers You Have To Try

Posted 05.14.2013 | Taste

With summer's rising temperatures, sometimes there's nothing better than a cold glass (or can ... or bottle) of beer. But you don't want to be drinkin...

New Clue Sierra Nevada Mountain Range Age Mystery

Posted 05.05.2012 | Science

By: Crystal Gammon, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor Published: 05/04/2012 12:27 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet If it's true that a lady never reveals h...

NASA Wants Space Station 'Taxis' To Compete With Russia

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2012 | Science

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA is looking for at least two U.S. firms to design and build space taxis to ferry...

Sierra Nevada Heads East

Posted 01.30.2012 | Home

East Coasters rejoice! It might get even easier to get your hands on a pint of Sierra Nevada. The beer company is expanding its production by setting ...

It's the Water, Stupid: The Perils of Clearcutting

Bob Burnett | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green
Bob Burnett

There are many signs that California's water supply is imperiled by global climate change. Clearcutting increases the probability that the Sierra Nevada watershed will be furthered diminished or rendered unfit for consumption.

The Senate Launch System - Destiny, Decision, and Disaster

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Rick Tumlinson

Let's use the $38 billion Congress wants to flush down the toilet of history to save NASA by funding useful programs that will actually open the frontier and get the agency back to exploring almost right away.