In an effort to protect the California spotted owl and the Pacific fisher conservation groups filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in federal district court.
Fate has thrown quirky snowballs at the tiny, yet historically significant ski area ever since two Denver men were killed by an avalanche at Berthoud Pass Feb. 7, 1937, on the first day of lift-assisted skiing in Colorado.
A celebrated betting pool in Alaska provides an unexpectedly accurate record of climate data regarding the spring ice breakup of the Tanana River.
Instead of human activity killing off megafauna, Grayson points to climate shifts during the late Pleistocene epoch, which ended about 10,000 years ago, and subsequent changes in weather and plants as the likely culprits.
The NIFC reported that the number, severity and behavior of fires (as well as acreage burned and duration of the season) was much less severe in 2001 than in 2000, although conditions are comparable — lots of fuel and hot, dry weather.