April 24, 2013 |
For thousands of years, Yosemite toads thrived 10,000 feet high in the Sierra Nevada range, emerging from partially frozen lakes in spring to reproduce and eat enough insects to survive another season of hibernation under the ice. Since the 1960s, however, the once common toad with a musical mating call has been decimated by livestock grazing, fungal infections, pesticides and the appetites of non-native stocked trout. On Wednesday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed federal Endangered Species Act protection for the Yosemite toad and the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, along with 2 million acres of proposed critical habitat across the range for the cold-climate amphibians.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2013 |
A shallow, magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Saturday morning five miles from Greenville, Calif., in Plumas County in the Sierra Nevada, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:43 a.m. PDT at a depth of 0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 27 miles from Susanville, 36 miles from Magalia, 40 miles from Paradise and 97 miles from Carson City, Nev. The quake came two days after a magnitude 5.7 temblor struck Plumas County, the largest earthquake in California . In the past ten days, there have been 26 earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.
March 28, 2010 |
SOUTH AMERICA Slide show Analia and Darek Przebieda will present "Atacama and the Altiplano," with images from their trip to northern Chile and southwest Bolivia. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220 or firstname.lastname@example.org. SIERRA NEVADA Slide show Author Daniel Arnold will present "A History of Climbing the Sierra Nevada," with stories and images from four years spent retracing the steps of early climbers in the mountain range.
January 21, 2013 |
The craft beer revolution kept charging ahead in 2012, when 12% more barrels were shipped than the year before, the sixth straight year of growth. Of 27 major craft brewers - all of which saw some gain - 16 had double digit increases, according to industry research group Beer Marketer's Insights' Craft Brew News publication. In all, the craft beer industry enjoyed a 1.5 million barrel boost to 13.7 million barrels total. Samuel Adams Boston Lager maker Boston Beer led the segment, with craft beer shipments rising as much as 3% to nearly 2.2 million barrels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1999
There's good news from the Inyo National Forest for the hundreds of thousands of Southern Californians who hike or backpack in the gentle wilderness of the eastern Sierra Nevada. The U.S. Forest Service has decided to take back the operation of its wilderness permit system from private contractors. Beginning next Jan. 1, hikers can reserve a permit by mail or fax for a fee of $5 for any time during the year 2000.
April 17, 1988 |
Boasting some of the world's most breathtaking wilderness, California's Sierra Nevada mountain range continues to draw huge summer crowds. In its foothills lie lakes and campsites accessible to any weekend warrior with wheels and an inclination for the great outdoors. Its real majesty, though, is experienced only by those on foot.