Sierra Nevada

In this Aug. 22, 2013 photo made available by NASA, the Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser spacecraft is carried by a helicopter during a test in Sparks, Nev. (AP Photo/NASA, Carla Thomas)

Mini space shuttle skids off runway in test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A new, smaller version of NASA’s space shuttle is recuperating from a rough first landing. The Dream Chaser space plane is being designed by Sierra Nevada Corp. It’s vying to […]

10/29/2013

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New deal could help repair damage at Mono Lake

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new agreement may end a decades-old battle between Los Angeles and conservationists who say water diversions have damaged picturesque Mono Lake near Yosemite. The Los Angeles Times says the LA […]

08/26/2013

A stream runs through snow covered banks near the site of the Department of Water Resources snow survey at Echo Summit, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Climate change is impacting California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coastal waters off California are getting more acidic. Fall-run chinook salmon populations to the Sacramento River are on the decline. Conifer forests on the lower slopes of the Sierra Nevada have […]

08/08/2013

The Sierra Nevada mountain range in California

Study: Scientists name pesticides in Sierra frogs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Scientists have known for years that pesticides drift from California’s agricultural heartland and accumulate in frogs at the highest elevations of the Sierra Nevada. Now they have a better understanding of […]

07/26/2013

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Report: Climate change causing energy disruptions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate change and extreme weather already are causing disruptions in the U.S. energy supply that are likely to worsen as more intense storms, higher temperatures and more frequent droughts occur, the government […]

07/11/2013

Sequoia National Park, Calif. (AP Photo)

Arborists try to clone John Muir’s Bay area tree

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — More than one hundred years after John Muir helped conserve thousands of acres of California wilderness, arborists are trying to clone a dying tree the naturalist brought to the San Francisco […]

06/20/2013

Calaveras County Sheriff's deputies and volunteers stand watch at Jenny Lind Elementary School, after the murder of first grader Leila Fowler, Valley Springs, California. (AP Photo)

Rural Calif. town on edge as girl’s killer sought

VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A region of oak-studded hills in California, where big-city dwellers come to get away from crime, remained on edge Tuesday, three days after an intruder stabbed an 8-year-old girl to death at home.

04/30/2013

Valley Springs, California (Photo: Google Earth)

Tense Calif. town hunts for killer of 8-year-old

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Law enforcement patrols have been increased outside a school in a small Northern California town where a search is continuing for a man suspected of stabbing an 8-year-old girl to death.

04/29/2013

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Comet making closest approach ever of Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A recently discovered comet is closer than it’s ever been to Earth, and stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere finally get to see it. Click here to watch a video about Pan-STARRS.

03/05/2013

The Sierra Nevada mountain range in California

Snow survey confirms driest Jan., Feb. on record

ECHO SUMMIT, Calif. (AP) — It’s official, and it’s not good news for thirsty Californians: January and February have been the driest on record.

02/28/2013

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