Sierra Nevada

Drought: 100 Million Trees Dead in CA

Results of a new U.S. Forest Service aerial survey revealed that, since 2010, more than 102 million trees have died in a 7.7 million acre swath of California forest land, and the culprit is drought.

Dead Trees Flickr:USFS

California Misses Water Target as El Niño Fades

LOS ANGELES — California’s water conservation rate slid sharply in January, with the state failing to meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s mandatory 25 percent reduction order as the strong Pacific El Niño failed to deliver the rain necessary to provide a path out of devastating drought.

Dry mountains (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Sierra Snow: Good for Drought, Bad for Christmas Travel

Plentiful snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains this week has brought good tidings for drought-ravaged California–but less pleasant news for millions of motorists who will take to the state’s main interstate for Christmas travel.Snowpack levels for the mountain range exceed

Sierra snow (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Surprise Summer Snowstorm Hits California Mountains

Last Thursday, thick snowflakes covered a portion of Northern California as a much-welcomed summer snowstorm hit the Tioga Pass in the Sierra Nevada mountains, precisely one week after the snowpack on the mountain range had officially disappeared.

Summer snow in the Sierra (Mono County / Facebook / Screenshot)