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Sierra Nevada's 'Dream Chaser' to fly first UN mission in 2021

Five years from now, a private space plane will fly a two-week robotic mission in low-Earth orbit as part of a cooperative agreement between the Sierra Nevada Corp. and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).

Rainstorm, winds expected to drench Bay Area on Sunday

San Francisco - Bay Area residents braced Sunday for the second rainstorm in a week as a widespread weather system approached from the northwest.

Blame those hazy skies, spectacular sunsets on wildland fires

Monterey - Got haze? San Francisco Bay Area residents are in for another two days of smoky air as rising temperatures combined with wind-blown manifestations of Northern California wildland fires.

Roaring wildfire threatens historic California mining town

Markleeville - California and Nevada firefighters battling a wind-fanned wildfire in the Sierra Nevada mountains conceded Tuesday that the blaze had outpaced containment efforts and was out of control.

High winds bring destruction, inconvenience to Bay Area

San Francisco - High winds knocked over trees, blocked freeways and snarled transit around the San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday as a mostly dry storm from the Pacific Northwest swept through the region and headed south.

Protest scuppers NASA's commercial spacecraft plans

Ambitious plans from NASA to work on two new commercial spacecraft could be scuppered, or face a long delay, after an eliminated contender lodges a formal complaint and protested about the contract award process.

Video: Luxury ski resort burned down in Sierra Nevada, Spain

Granada - A luxury ski resort in the Sierra Nevada mountains in southern Spain has burned to the ground in a spectacular blaze. Fifty-two people were evacuated from the building and no injuries have been reported.

26m lbs of toxic mercury from Gold Rush era poisons CA heartland

Fresno - Contamination of toxic mercury used in California's early Gold Rush days will soon seep into the San Francisco waterways. The contaminated soil will drastically impact the state's agricultural heartland for close to 10,000 years.

Vandals cut art from sacred American Indian site in Sierra Nevada

Bishop - Using power saws, vandals have cut out ancient rock carvings made up to 5,000 years ago by Native Americans in California's Sierra Nevada. What they couldn't steal they damaged badly. A reward is being offered to anyone who can help find the culprits.
 

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Spring runoff from Sierra Nevada
Spring runoff from Sierra Nevada
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El Lodge  a luxury ski resort in the Sierra Nevada in Spain has burned to the ground.
El Lodge, a luxury ski resort in the Sierra Nevada in Spain has burned to the ground.
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Visualization of section of Sierra Nevada  forest structure developed by the SNAMP  Spatial Team usi...
Visualization of section of Sierra Nevada forest structure developed by the SNAMP Spatial Team using Lidar data.
University of California Cooperative Extension Forestry
DRYING UP: Photo shows retreating water line at Indian Valley Reservoir in Lake County in July of la...
DRYING UP: Photo shows retreating water line at Indian Valley Reservoir in Lake County in July of last year.
Planet Labs Inc./Wikimedia Commons
CALM: San Francisco looks peaceful from the air in this photo from 2004 but residents are bracing fo...
CALM: San Francisco looks peaceful from the air in this photo from 2004 but residents are bracing for another powerful rainstorm expected to batter the Bay Area on Sunday.
Aran Johnson / Wikimedia Commons
El Lodge in the Sierra Nevada  Spain.
El Lodge in the Sierra Nevada, Spain.
El Lodge
El Lodge  a luxury ski resort in the Sierra Nevada in Spain has burned to the ground.
El Lodge, a luxury ski resort in the Sierra Nevada in Spain has burned to the ground.
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