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Amazon deforestation could trigger droughts in U.S. West

Amazon deforestation could trigger droughts in U.S. West

PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest could affect climate elsewhere, and total deforestation could lead to droughts in the U.S. West, scientists say.

Largest ice mass in California's Yosemite park melting, disappearing

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The largest ice mass in Yosemite, a glacier that is the California park's key source of water, is melting fast and could be gone in 20 years, scientists say.
Penn State researcher maps Bigfoot sightings

Penn State researcher maps Bigfoot sightings

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania State University researcher said he mapped all 3,313 reported Bigfoot sightings between 1921 and 2012.

Four species of legless lizards found across California

FULLERTON, Calif., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A team of biologists reported finding four new species of legless lizards living in areas stretching from Southern California into San Francisco's Bay area.

Super Tucano project on schedule

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Embraer Defense & Security Inc. says it is on schedule to begin delivering A-29 Super Tucano training and combat air support aircraft to the U.S. Air Force.
Rim fire possibly started by marijuana growers, fire official says

Rim fire possibly started by marijuana growers, fire official says

TUOLUMNE CITY, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The Rim fire, burning in northern California, was caused by humans and possibly started by an illegal marijuana-growing operation, a fire official said.

Rim fire now California's fourth-largest ever; 45% contained

PINECREST, Calif., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The Rim fire burning in and around Yosemite National Park is now the fourth-largest blaze in California history, exceeding 350 square miles, officials said.
Officials fear slowing Rim fire could flare again

Officials fear slowing Rim fire could flare again

JAMESTOWN, Calif., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- California's Yosemite National Park Rim fire has almost stopped growing but could flare again Friday as temperatures rise and humidity drops, officials said.
Firefighters get handle on Rim fire in California

Firefighters get handle on Rim fire in California

SONORA, Calif., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Firefighters in California are getting a handle on the enormous Rim fire and expect full containment within two weeks, a fire-protection agency spokesman said.
Rim fire 23 percent contained, USFS sends help

Rim fire 23 percent contained, USFS sends help

FAIRFIELD, Calif., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The Rim fire near Yosemite National Park was 23 percent contained Wednesday and firefighters got help from a layer of moist air in the region, authorities said.
California's Rim fire threatening San Francisco's water supply

California's Rim fire threatening San Francisco's water supply

TUOLUMNE CITY, Calif., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The Rim fire, which already has consumed nearly 161,000 acres, forced San Francisco utility officials to power down generators as a precaution, officials said.
Rim fire now 20 percent contained, Yosemite Valley not threatened

Rim fire now 20 percent contained, Yosemite Valley not threatened

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Firefighters in California said Monday the massive Rim fire raging in Stanislaus National Forest was 20 percent contained.

Firefighters report 'good progress' against Rim fire in California

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The Rim fire spread east and northeast Sunday on the edge of Yosemite National Park but officials said they were "making good progress."

First production AT-6 light attack plane takes to air

WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Beechcraft Corp. reports it has conducted the inaugural flight of its first production AT-6 light attack aircraft.

Spread of prehistoric peoples in California tied to environment

SALT LAKE CITY, Calif., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Environmental factors have helped shape California's diversity of Indian ethnic-and-language groups in the last 12,000 years, researchers say.
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Sierra Nevada
Jenny Lind, California: Former President Ford Gerald Ford’s son Jack grins as he rests in front of the rolled up hot air balloon which he crewed in an attempt to cross California’s Sierra Nevada range. The flight was made to publicize the new magazine “Outside.” It started in Oakdale in the Sierra foothills, and ended here, on 9/3/1977 in Calaveras County, 25 miles away. (UPI Photo/Files)
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