July 2018 All High Sierra News Index


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 27 July 2018

 

Updated
July 31, 2018

 

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High Sierra Backpacker's News
 Man and Nature

 


July, 2018

Happenings in the relationship between Man and Nature affecting our hike down life's trail through both worlds. We study both the reality created by humans and the uncreated reality reflected in, and tended by Nature. 

The vast majority of our reporting on Nature comes from the American Association of Scientists summarizations of each day's bounty of the peer-reviewed research published by academic institutions and journals around the world.

Our focus is on everything, every living thing and natural process that we will encounter hiking from Lake Tahoe to Mount Whitney, and out the Portal. The birds, the bees, the water, the trees, the granite in the ground under our feet, and the stars in the sky at night.

Our goal of tracking the status and trajectory of everything we encounter and engage as we hike through the Natural World then brings into play everything it takes to put and keep us out there, which covers a plethora of backpacker-related safety, health, fitness, gear, skills, observation, navigation, and, of course, weather and climate issues.
 

Finally, the most deciseive factor we track that predicts the current status and future trajectory of the health and well-being of Nature are the behaviors, science, culture, and arts of Mankind, who are both one of Nature's greatest and worse creations at the same time. We're going to try to make things better at the bottom-line.

We track the alingment of forces affecting the Nature of our hike through Life on this planet.

You will get the latest news from the forefronts of Climate, Bio, Astro, and the hard sciences affecting our engagement with Nature here, typically two days before hitting the corporate press, but a very long time after they've already deeply affected Man & Nature, if the grimness of our purposeful ecological collapse even comes across the pages of the corporate press at all.

You'll get the real deal here.

 

Updated
July 31
, 2018

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS
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LATEST HIGH SIERRA GENERAL NEWS
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Trail News Forum

General News Forum

 

 

Caltrans: ALL High Sierra Highway Status 

 

High Sierra Roads & Highway News

 

 

In the Sky

Observation Tools

 

 

LAST MONTHS' NEWS

 

 

Dead Serious

High Sierra Weather

All Snow Reporting Tools

High Sierra Calendar

Sierra Crestline Snow & Temps

 

HIGH SIERRA Mountain Safety Topics & Incidents

ALL MOUNTAIN SAFETY INCIDENTS

 

APRIL 1 BACKPACKER ALERT.

 

 

Day Length

July 1
14:50:22
Day length decreasing 0:37 per day.

 

June 1
14:36:36
Day length increasing 1:02 per day.

 

May 2
13:52:56
Day length increasing 2:09 per day.
Trail Guide: Time Resources

 

VERNAL EQUINOX
March 20
12:08:40
Day length increasing 2:26 per day.

 

March 17
12:01:19
Day length increasing 2:26 per day.

 

March 1
11:22:27
Day length increasing 2:25 per day.

 

February 1
10:19:56
Day length increasing 1:58 per day.

 

January 21
10:02:02
Day length increasing 1:36 per day.

 

January 2
9:37:17
Day length increasing 0:42 per day.

 

WINTER SOLSTICE
December 21
9:32:53
Day length decreasing −0:01 per day yesterday, as daylight contraction ended today. and began expanding.

 

December 1
9:44:18
Day length decreasing −1:08 per day.

 

November 1
10:35:08
Day length decreasing −2:07 per day.

October 1
11:46:31

 

Night Skies

Rising in the Evening East
Summer Triangle
Night Skies on the Trail Guide

 

Fading out into Sunsetting West
Winter Circle,
Earth-Sky, January 17, 2017.

 

Fading into West
Summer Triangle, signpost for all seasons,
Earth-Sky, March 2, 2017.

 

December 21
First Day of Winter
NASA: Annual Cycle of Light

 

Observe the Geminids,
Dec 12-13

 

Earlier Events

Full Lunar Eclipse,
January 31, 2018

N America Full Eclipse of the Sun,
August 21, 2017.

 

 

Astro Observation Tools

Fermilab Virtual Telescope, all views

Current Star Chart and Sky Wheel for Field Use

The In-The-Sky.org Digital Star Wheel

Backpacker Planning & Study Constellation & Star Chart

 

All Astro-Phys, Stellar, & Atomic News

All Astronomical Data

All High Sierra Weather



Also of Interest
NASA Astro Image of the Day

NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY

AGU Blogosphere

 

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High Sierra Roads & Highways

All CalTrans High Sierra Road Status

High Sierra Road Opening HIstory

YOSEMITE ALERTS

Fed: Tioga Pass Status

 

 

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Trail News Forum

 

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July, 2018
WEATHER, TERRAIN,  & TRAILS
NEWS

IMPORTANT

Storm Warnings

The Weather Page

On the Calendar

 

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 Updated 

July 31

The Climate-Driven Anthropocene

Killing Ourselves and Everything Else

Heatwave deaths will rise steadily by 2080 as globe warms up

 

 

LOBOTOMIZING the WEB of LIFE: In the Oceans

Coral Escape Limits

Acidification having major impact on marine life

 

 

GREEN WATER SAFETY

Vast Summer 2012 Blue Green Algal Outbreaks across Northern Hemisphere

Three Reports: Western US, Northern Europe, Great Lakes and Florida

 

 

 

July 23

 

UPDATED the 27th:
Road Opened
ROAD NEWS

JMT Access Severed by Mudslide

Bishop Pass, Dusy Basin Access Closed

 

 

 

July 16

 

FIRE NEWS

FERGUSON FIRE

 

 

 

July 10

 

FIRE NEWS

Whitney Portal Evacuated and Closed

Georges Fire: All JMT-Backpacker info from Inyo National Forest

 

 

 

The El Dorado Forest Expands

The Edge of The Desolation Wilderness

Forni Meadows In the Southern Shadow of Pyramid Peak

 

 

Yosemite Bear Activity

Summer 2018

Yosemite Bear Facts, June 17 – June 30, 2018

 

 

 

July 7

 

HIGH SIERRA HAZARD WARNINGS
In Effect

Heat Hazard

Green Water

Fire & Smoke

 

Weather Warnings

Also See
July 7, 2018 on the High Sierra Backpacker's Calendar

 

 

 

July 6

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS

Scorching the Planet

Four Articles: LA & the Whole World Frying

Eco-Crash News

 

 

 

BEAR NEWS

Aggressive Bear not Tolerated in Sequoia

Bear euthanized in Sequoia

All Bear News

 

 

 

July 2

 

BEAR NEWS

Problem Bear Surprised by Aggro Human

Man fights off bear in Fallen Leaf Lake cabin

 

 

 NEXT MONTH'S TRAIL NEWS

 

 

LAST MONTHS'
TRAIL, WEATHER, & TERRAIN
High Sierra
NEWS
 

 

 

 

LAST MONTHS'
GENERAL
High Sierra
NEWS

 

 NEXT MONTH'S GENERAL NEWS

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS ABOVE

General News Forum

 

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HIGH SIERRA
GENERAL STATUS
&
ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS


NEWS
of
MAN,
NATURE,
&
THEIR VARIOUS
INTERFACES

 

 July 31

ECO-CRASH NEWS

Climate-Driven Antrhopocene

Summer of 2018 Record Heat, Fires Worsened By Climate Change

 

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS

Weather Changed in the US Northeast

What is causing more extreme precipitation in the northeast?

 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Coffee Reduces Death?

Research suggests coffee associated with reduced death

 

 

ASTROPHYSICS

At the Center of Our Galaxy

Star Orbits Our Black Hole at 2.7% of Light Speed

 

 

LOBOTOMIZING THE WEB OF LIFE

King Penguins Disappearing

Largest king penguin colony has shrunk nearly 90 percent

 

 

CRASHING OUR CLIMATE & PLANET

Lobotomizing the Web of Life

CO2 Increase a Time Machine Back to the Palogene Era

 

 

 

July 26

 

ASTROPHYSICS

Lake Mars Discovered by Italian Radar Probe

Subsurface lake discovered on Mars

 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Flying Bacterial Resistance Squads

Antibiotic Resistance Can Spread Through The Air

 

 

HUBBLE SHOOTS OUR SOLAR NEIGHBORS

Mars and Saturn

New family photos of Mars and Saturn from Hubble

 

 

OCEANS, ICE, & WATER

East Antarctic Breakdown: The Totten Glacier is Melting

Once Thought Stable, the East Antarctica is also 'Imperiled' by Climate Change

 

 

OCEAN HEALTH

Only 13% of Ocean Wilderness Remains

The Last Wild Ocean

 

 

 

July 25

 

 GEOLOGY

How the Earth Conducts Quake-Stresses

Cascadia Super-Fault Mantle Composition Affects Quake Behavior

 

 

GEOLOGY

Genesis of The Yellowstone Super-volcano

It's a Sinking Plate, Not a Plume

 

 

UNDERSTANDING OCEAN-ATMOSPHERE RELATIONS

El Nino & La Nina Research Reveals Deep Relationships

The blueprint for Understanding El Niño diversity

 

 

HEALTH & SAFETY

2018 Tick Alert, FYI: Tick Infections Rising

Public Health & Mountain Safety Information about Ticks

 

 

HOW POLITICS "WORKS"

Jerry Brown: Corporate Whore

Jerry "Bribed" Brown’s plan for PG&E to Blow Up & Burn California Down for FREE

 

 

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July 24

 

NORTH HEMISPHERE HEATWAVE

Everything Frying: Three Articles

US, Europe, & S Cal All Frying, Heatwaves, Records, & More Coming

 

 

  

July 19

 

 ECO-CRASH NEWS

The Seasons Have Already Changed

A 'fingerprint' for Anthropogenic Climate Change in the Seasons

 

  

ECO-CRASHING FOREST NEWS

Beetles Devastate Billions of Western Pine Trees

Heat, Droughts, Beetles, & Fires All Continue Rising

 

 

ASTROPHYSICS NEWS

Adaptive Optics

Surface of Neptune Imaged from Surface of Earth

 

 

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July 18

  

ATLANTIC OCEAN CIRCULATION OK?

Nothing Happening Here, Keep Moving Along...

Atlantic circulation is not collapsing -- but Shifting Gears

 

 

 

July 17

 

CLIMATE NEWS Updated

South African Drought Broken?

Cape Town gets a Break, "Day Zero" Postponed

 

 

 

July 16

 

TREES, CLIMATE, FIRE, POLLUTION & DEATH

Drought & Pollution Driving Tree Mortality

Particulates the "Icing on the Cake?"

 

 

GEO-WATER NEWS

Still Got that Sinking Feeling?

We’ve Destroyed the Natural Foundations of Our Own Beauty & Bounty

2018 Valley Subsidence a Symbol of Overproduction Abuses

Updated
How to Ripoff, Rape California, July 17

 

 

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July 13

 

FOREST NEWS

Tree Mortality Mitigation

Feds Want To Remove Millions Of Dead And Dying Trees From California’s Forests

Tree & Plant Section

 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Teflon in Everything

Dangerous PFAS Systamatically and Intentionally Ignored

Health & Fitness Section

 

  

HIGH SIERRA ROADWORK

Major Work, Big Delays Upcoming into Tahoe on 50

Caltrans to replace Echo Summit Bridge on US 50

 

More

Hard Lives & Living of Coho Salmon

 

 

 

July 10

 

Environmental Genetics

A Metaphysical Transfer Point: DNA, Cold Weather, Brown Fat, & You

Environmental impact passed on to offspring

More Health & Fitness News & Research

 

 

 

July 9

 

THE EARLIEST QUASAR

When the Lights Went On

Earliest Quasar Shines Light on Universe's Early galaxy formation

More Astrophysics

 

 

Bird News

Our Buddies Against the Bugs

Program and Scorecard for the Battle of "The Birds Vs The Bugs"

All Bird News

 

 

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July 7

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS

Freak Weather Extremes

Record Rains Devastate Japan

 

 

 

July 6

 

WATER NEWS

Finally, A Splash of Water for the Dying Wild Fish

California proposes reducing river flows for farms & cities

Ocean, Ice, & Water News

 

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS

Scorcing the Planet

Four Articles: LA & the Whole World Frying

Our Crashing Ecology

  

 

BEAR NEWS

Complex Ecology of the Bear's Butt

Harvests of the Berry-Butt

Bear News

 

  

HEALTH & FITNESS

"Forest Bathing?" Really?

It's Official -- Spending Time Outside is Good for You

Health & Fitness News & Research

 

  

SOLAR SCIENCE

I thought I knew You...

What Is the Sun Made Of and When Will It Die?

More Astrophysics

 

 

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July 5

 

ECO-CRASH NEWS

Climate Models Radically Underestimating Scale of Change

Global warming may be twice what climate models predict

Our Crashing Ecology

 

 

 

July 4

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

A New Member of Bacterial Family Causing Lyme Disease

Borrelia Mayonii

Health & Fitness News & Research

 

 

 

 July 3

 

EXTREME NATURE

Coldest Temperatures on Earth

Tiny Valleys near the top of Antarctica's Ice Sheet

Water, Oceans, & Ice News

 

 

 

BEE NEWS

Manzanita Bee in Trouble

Climate change linked to potential population decline in bees

All Bee News

 

 

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July 2

 

Western US Forests Changing Canopies

Stability of Forest Floor Ecosystems at Risk

Direct to Article
UM Study: Forests May Lose Ability to Protect Against Extremes of Climate Change,
University of Montana, June 29, 2018.

All Tree, Forest, & Plant News

 

 

Image of Planetary Birth

Gas Giant Spins into Being

Direct to Article
First Confirmed Image of Newborn Planet Caught with ESO’s VLT,
ESO, July 2, 2018.

More Astrophysics

 

  

HIGH ATMOSPHERIC CHANGES

Climate Changing Clouds

Noctilucent Clouds of the Mesosphere

 

 

 

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News Categories

Climate Destruction News

 

Trees

Bee News

Bear News

Spider Forum

Bird News

Small Mammals

Frogs and Reptiles

Butterfly News

 

Health and Fitness

Mountain Safety

Mosquito News

Female Trail

High Sierra History

 

Astro-Phys, Space, & Science News

High Sierra Geology News

Fish & Water News

Anthropocene

 

 

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The Future Cometh

 

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December 2017

October 2017

September of 2017

 

February and March of 2017

December of 2016 and January of 2017

October and November of 2016

August and September High Sierra & Nature News

 

 

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