Red-legged frogs thriving in Yosemite after long absence

U.S. 05/06/19, 14:42

Red-legged frogs made famous by Mark Twain are thriving in Yosemite Valley after a decades-long absence.Ecologists this spring found clusters of eggs in meadows and ponds, proof of the first breeding by the frogs in Yosemite since 2017, when adult red-legged frogs were reintroduced after a 50-year absence, Yosemite National ...

Reno’s 1872 time capsule includes California Gold Rush lore

California 04/16/19, 18:03

Artifacts recovered from an 1872 time capsule stashed in the cornerstone of a demolished Masonic lodge in Reno include silver dollars minted in Carson City and San Francisco, and a piece of wood from Sutter's Mill where the discovery of gold sparked the California Gold Rush. Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, leaders ...

For some river towns, flood protection is simply too costly

U.S. 04/08/19, 12:18

The window of the Bee Naturals bath-and-body shop offers a view out of a Mark Twain novel: The sprawling Mississippi River at one of its widest points lapping against a small-town Missouri waterfront as barges float by and eagles dart in the air above.But with a major flood receding and ...

Midwest floodwaters tear through or spill over many levees

U.S. 03/19/19, 15:29

Floodwaters driven by a swift current have torn through and spilled over levees at countless locations across the Midwest, swamping hundreds of homes and businesses. The levees are meant to protect people and property from rising water in rivers, creeks, lakes and even drainage ditches. But none of them is ...

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