Millions Of Sierra Trees Fall Victim To DroughtThe number of trees in California's Sierra Nevada forests killed by drought, a bark beetle epidemic and warmer temperatures has dramatically increased since last year.
California Will Incinerate Dead Trees With Air-Curtain Burners To Prevent Forest FiresOfficials in California say they're preparing to use large air-blasting incinerators to burn up trees killed by drought and a beetle epidemic ravaging Sierra Nevada forests
Snow That Stalled Sierra Traffic Could Return Saturday AfternoonBy Friday night, about 13 inches of snow had fallen at Kingvale and forecasters said more snow may arrive Saturday afternoon.
Winter Storm Watch For Sierra; 2 Feet Of Snow ExpectedWinds are gusting up to 80 mph over the top of the Sierra ahead of a winter storm expected to bring more than 2 feet of snow to the highest elevations west of Reno this weekend.
Blustery Storm Brings Heavy Rain, Snow To Dry CaliforniaThe National Weather Service in San Francisco has issued a flash flood watch for all portions of the San Francisco and Monterey Bay region from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Snowpack In Drought-Stricken California Hits Five-Year HighRecent El Nino storms have boosted the Sierra Nevada snowpack to 115 percent of normal -- more than the drought-stricken state has seen in five years.
Sierra Nevada To See Heavy Snow Ahead Of ChristmasWinter storm warnings were posted Monday in the Sierra Nevada after the National Weather Service predicted heavy mountain snow during the holiday week.
Stanford Research: Northern Sierra Nevada Formed Nearly 40 Million Years AgoScientists at Stanford University have published new research suggesting the Sierra Nevada mountain range was formed tens of millions of years ago, far earlier than previously thought.
Avalanche Kills Graduate Student Hiking In Sierra NevadaSearchers have located the body of a missing graduate student killed in an avalanche in the Sierra Nevada.
4 Teens Allegedly Plotted Mass Shooting At NorCal High SchoolAuthorities said a plot to kill students and teachers at Summerville High School "included the names of victims, locations and methods."
More Homes Destroyed, As Firefighters Battle Massive Wildfires In 100 Degree WeatherHeat is descending again on the two deadly and destructive Northern California wildfires after a few days of fair and favorable conditions, raising fears that major gains could be undone.
California's Biggest Wildfire Of Year Expected To Rage Through The Weekend In Sierra NevadaA wildfire burning east of Fresno grew overnight to 134 square miles. It was 25 percent contained Saturday.