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.
NOF2001082403 - 24 AUGUST 2001 - NORTH FORK, CALIFORNIA, USA: A house sits unscathed surrounded by the charred path of a fire that burned over 1000 acres near North Fork, California on August 22, 2001. The fire is still burning. A fire broke out in the area around noon Monday and access was difficult in the steep terrain. Six aircraft were dispatched to fires in the Sierra Nevada at North Fork. mk/to/TOMAS OVALLE UPI.
Sierra Nevada is a Spanish phrase meaning "snow-covered mountain range" (sierra is one of the Spanish words for "mountain range").
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