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Endangered species get in the way of forest-thinning projects

Endangered species get in the way of forest-thinning projects

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Aug. 11 (UPI) --Forest-thinning projects in Arizona and California have been put on hold amid concerns over the health and safety of endangered species in the forest.
Brooks Hays
Hunter charged with starting huge Rim Fire in Yosemite

Hunter charged with starting huge Rim Fire in Yosemite

SONORA, Calif., Aug. 8 (UPI) --A deer hunter who was rescued from last year's huge Rim Fire in the California Sierras has been charged with starting it with an out-of-control campfire.
Frances Burns
Portal Fire spreads inside Yosemite National Park

Portal Fire spreads inside Yosemite National Park

SACRAMENTO, July 29 (UPI) --A wildfire spread deeper into Yosemite National Park, threatening a grove of ancient sequoias.
Frances Burns

SNC to acquire Orbital Technologies Corporation

SPARKS, Nev., June 20 (UPI) --SNC is expanding its space business portfolio with the acquisition of Orbital Technologies Corporation.
Richard Tomkins
Conservationists push to triple America's grizzly bear population

Conservationists push to triple America's grizzly bear population

TUCSON, June 18 (UPI) --The Center for Biological Diversity is petitioning the Fish and Wildlife Service to institute its plan to triple the America's grizzly bear population.
Matt Bradwell
Boeing unveils ISS crew capsule

Boeing unveils ISS crew capsule

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) --Boeing has revealed its CST-100 capsule, the spacecraft it hopes will taxi NASA astronauts back and forth from the International Space Station.
Brooks Hays
Exelis providing more sensors for wide-area surveillance program

Exelis providing more sensors for wide-area surveillance program

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 15 (UPI) --U.S. military wide-area surveillance program Gorgon Stare, which uses unmanned aerial vehicles, is to be supplied with enhanced infrared sensors from Exelis.
Richard Tomkins
FBI: Former diplomat suspected of killing family in 1976 may be in southern California

FBI: Former diplomat suspected of killing family in 1976 may be in southern California

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- A man who dropped out of sight after he allegedly killed his family in a Washington suburb in 1976 may have returned to the Los Angeles area, the FBI says.
Frances Burns
Mississippi makes this year's list of most endangered U.S. rivers

Mississippi makes this year's list of most endangered U.S. rivers

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Dams, levees, bad management and increasing demand for water threaten the most endangered U.S. rivers, group says.
Frances Burns

Coin hoard may be largest ever found in U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A Sierra Nevada couple has uncovered about $10 million in gold coins buried in their Gold Country property, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday.

Students warned not to play games with bears

INCLINE, Nev., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Students at a college on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe are being advised not to feed bears, pet them or "spank" them on the butt.

Statewide drought emergency declared in California

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for all of California Friday, saying the state faced "terrible consequences" from the stubborn winter dry spell.
Debate erupts over plans to harvest burned timber in California

Debate erupts over plans to harvest burned timber in California

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A proposal to salvage burned timber from a massive fire on 257,000 acres in California, including portions of Yosemite National Park, has ignited a debate.
Historians, environmentalists oppose Calif. solar power plant

Historians, environmentalists oppose Calif. solar power plant

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A proposed solar power plant in California has come under fire over concerns it will mar historic elements of a World War II internment camp and harm wildlife.
NASA airborne mission helps manage water supplies in California

NASA airborne mission helps manage water supplies in California

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- NASA says an airborne mission helped water managers for 2.6 million Californians achieve near-perfect water operations this summer.
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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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