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  • Visiting the frosties of the Lost Sierra

    Visiting the frosties of the Lost Sierra

    The wonders of the classic roadside stands that still dish out soft-serve ice cream.

  • Climate change turns an already troubled ski industry on its head

    Climate change turns an already troubled ski industry on its head

    California's Mammoth Mountain provides a case study on the uncertainty of the ski business, and how global warming threatens to make it even more unpredictable.

  • An underwater forest reveals the story of a historic megadrought

    An underwater forest reveals the story of a historic megadrought

    Scientists find a climatic archive at the bottom of an alpine lake in California's Sierra Nevada.

  • Where there's fire, there's global warming

    Climate scientist Anthony Westerling is working to illuminate the connection between rising global temperatures and the increasing ferocity of the West’s forest fires

  • Rethinking national parks and wilderness

    Rethinking national parks and wilderness

    William Tweed takes a loving but critical look at the National Park Service in Uncertain Path: A Search for the Future of National Parks.

  • Into thin air?

    Global warming spurs calls for new dams in the West – but where will the water come from to fill them?

  • What we love will save us

    We are all, too much of the time, captives of the wreck and the mistake. Can’t take our eyes off it, can’t stop thinking about it, can’t stop picking that scab. We slide into our merely negative identity — defined by what we refuse...

  • Saving the Sierra, tale by tale

    Independent radio producers Catherine Stifter and jesikah maria ross are trying to help the Sierra Nevada by preserving the stories of the people who live there

  • The collected Sierra Nevada

    The collected Sierra Nevada

    Meteorologist Hal Klieforth has collected a lifetime of knowledge – and a museum’s worth of artifacts – from years spent exploring the Sierra Nevada.

  • 'Sticking around' for an alpine valley

    Attilio Genasci has devoted himself to preserving land in Sierra Valley, Calif., where he has lived and farmed for 96 years

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