• With climate change, tree die-offs may spread

    With climate change, tree die-offs may spread

    By Jim Robbins, New York Times Ponderosa pine and pinyon forests in the American West will die at an increasing rate as the world grows warmer, becoming less and less resilient when they are weakened by higher temperatures, according to new projections. Although these forests now withstand short droughts, warming temperatures increasingly stress the forests, […]

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  • Second La Niña winter could mean drought

    Second La Niña winter could mean drought

    By Matt Weiser, Water Deeply Winter is off to a dry start across the West, raising the specter of ongoing drought in many locations. The culprit could be La Niña – a periodic cooling of Pacific Ocean waters near the equator that often brings drought. And not just any La Niña, but a “double whammy” […]

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  • USFS-Barton promote wellness via nature

    USFS-Barton promote wellness via nature

    By Lake Tahoe News The next prescription you get might not be able to be filled at a pharmacy or come in the form of a pill. Instead, it might require athletic apparel. Nature as medicine is what it’s being called. While people who regularly recreate outdoors know the benefits, those who are recovering from […]

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  • GOP tax bill could curtail renewable energy surge

    GOP tax bill could curtail renewable energy surge

    By Brad Plumer and Jim Tankersley, New York Times WASHINGTON — The Republican tax bills moving through Congress could significantly hobble the United States’ renewable energy industry because of a series of provisions that scale back incentives for wind and solar power while bolstering older energy sources like oil and gas production. The possibility highlights […]

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  • USOC is full speed ahead to the Winter Olympics

    USOC is full speed ahead to the Winter Olympics

    By Rick Maese, Washington Post While senior members of the Trump administration have suggested that tensions on the Korean Peninsula could force the United States to skip the Winter Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee on Friday reaffirmed its intention to send a full squad to the PyeongChang Games in February. USOC officials were taken aback […]

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  • For some skiers, it’s uphill all the way

    For some skiers, it’s uphill all the way

    By Elaine Glusac, New York Times In a DIY precursor to downhill skiing, the latest on-slope trend is to go uphill. Called skinning, the activity of walking up a downhill slope on skis to schuss back down exemplifies a no-pain, no-gain ethos among skiers determined to earn their turns for the sheer challenge (or to […]

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  • Cooperation key to improving Placer County

    Cooperation key to improving Placer County

    By Kathryn Reed Partnerships and collaboration are making a difference in Placer County. The California Tahoe Conservancy has been a huge player in getting water quality projects, bike trails and other improvements established. In all, the CTC has poured about $62 million into the lake portion Placer County. At the state agency’s board meeting last […]

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  • Trademark lawsuit over name ‘Apple Hill’

    Trademark lawsuit over name ‘Apple Hill’

    By Sam Stanton, Sacramento Bee Apple Hill has been an autumn destination for decades for Northern California families in search of fresh fruits, Halloween pumpkins, Christmas trees and wine tasting. Now, it is at the center of a legal fight over who can use the name “Apple Hill” to hawk their farm goods. The dispute […]

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  • Boys and Girls Club — not enough space for kids

    Boys and Girls Club — not enough space for kids

    By Susan Wood For over a decade, the Lake Tahoe Boys and Girls Club has represented a home away from home for hundreds of South Lake Tahoe youngsters. Now it needs a home itself. The thinking is eventually the Lake Tahoe Unified School District may want to reopen the Al Tahoe Elementary School, so shared […]

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  • Safety of Incline area VHRs called into question

    Safety of Incline area VHRs called into question

    By Kim Burrows, KRNV-TV Lake Tahoe is a popular place to rent a house on a short-term basis to hit the ski slopes in the winter and play on the beach in the summer. But the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District is worried about the safety in some houses. The danger has already cost […]

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