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The vanishing pikas of Lake Tahoe

As Bay Area sizzles, pika in mountains above Lake Tahoe are disappearing LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Mark Twain is supposed to have said that the coldest winter he ever spent was in San Francisco. Actually, he probably said something like that … Continue reading

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Unexpected warmth inside shrinking Athabasca Glacier

In bowels of shrinking Athabasca Glacier, the air was eerily warm JASPER, Alberta — If you drive north from Lake Louise for an hour and a half, you will come to the Columbia Icefields, a sprawl of glaciers along the Continental … Continue reading

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Top 10 stories of 2015

From Chinese in Yellowstone to Durango’s discolored river and Whistler’s shrinking glacier, 10 big stories in mountain resort towns of the West in 2015 and why they mattered. Continue reading

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Climate change on high Colorado peaks

Bumble bees above timberline on three Colorado mountains have adapted to warming nighttime temperatures by having shorter tongues, better able to extract nectar from a variety of wildflowers. Confused? Well read on about this unusual twist of climate change. Continue reading

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