January 2018 All High Sierra News Index


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 01 February 2018

 

Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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 Man and Nature

 


January 31, 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 all around our whole world.

My 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 overhead 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, and, of course, weather 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 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
January 31, 2018

 

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APRIL 1 BACKPACKER ALERT.

 

 

Day Length

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

December 21

First Day of Winter
NASA: Annual Cycle of Light

 

Observe the Geminids,
Dec 12-13

Fading into West

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

Rising out of East

Winter Circle,
Earth-Sky, January 17, 2017.

Last Event

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

 

 

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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

 

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Also of Interest
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AGU Blogosphere

 

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YOSEMITE ALERTS

Fed: Tioga Pass Status

 

November 2017 Status
Check for Fire & Snow Closures!

SNOW CLOSURES 

SEASONAL
November 22

Caltrans and Yosemite NP closed all the Seasonal Passes as of Tuesday the 14th for the impending Storms, but it looks like they are keeping them closed for the season. We'll see!

All Road Status Reports

November 14

Ebbetts, Sonora, & Tioga Passes Closed

 

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January, 2018
WEATHER, TERRAIN,  & TRAILS
INFORMATION

IMPORTANT

Winter Storm Warnings

Tracking This Winter's Weather Trends

The Weather Page

On the Calendar

 

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WEATHER, TERRAIN,  & TRAILS
NEWS
January 14, 2018

Mid-Winter Transition Report of 2018

 

 

Direct to Article
199-MPH RECORD Sierra wind gust

 

 

 

January 8, 2018

ALERT

Missing in Yosemite

 

 

Semi-Classic Stormy Weather

Record Southern California dry streak ending abruptly

 

 

 

January 2, 2018

Eyes on the Skies

High Sierra Weather Situation Observation

 

 

January 2018 Snow Report

Carson Range

 

 

 

January 1, 2018

 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Observing the Winter of 2018

High Sierra Winter of 2018

 

 

Extended Tahoe Basin Winter Ski Resort Transpo Services

TART

 

 

 

 

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MAN, SCIENCE,
NATURE

Research & News

January 31

THE CRASHING CLIMATE

We Should be Much Cooler Right Now

Humans more than a "blip" on Planet Geophysical History

 

 

OUR RAPIDLY EXPANDING UNIVERSE

New Simulation of Universe Evolution

Now Including Supermassive Black Holes & Dark Matter!

 

 

DEEP IN THE HUMAN PAST

New View of Ancient Human Distribution

New Information Requires New Theory

 

 

YOUTH NEEDS NATURAL ENGAGEMENT

The Teen Kids Need to Backpack the Sierra

Two Pieces of Research
Vigorour Exercise Required for Teen Health
&
So Do the Younger Children

 

 

EVERYTHING'S DANCING

Life's Self-Modification Mechanism

Dancing DNA Regulates Mutation: Do the Quantum Jitter-bug

 

 

Health & Fitness

Corporate Growth Machine of Death Bad for Kids?

 

 

 

January 30

Southern CAL Takeover of Northern CAL Delta

The Final Brown Ripoff Scam for his Bribers

 

 

Amazing Shrinking Beetles of BC

Warming Climate Shrinking Beetles

 

 

Super Blue Moon Eclipse

5:30 AM, Wednesday Morning, Jan 31, 2018: Two Articles

 

 

 

January 29

Professional Medical Liars

Corporate Medicine Kills Us for Profits

 

 

A WOMAN’S PLACE IS ON TOP

Dr. Arlene Blum talks about the Climbing Life, & we meet a Female Marine Combat Officer

 

 

FIRE IS THE FUTURE

Park Service addresses “concerning” fuel load at Devil’s Postpile,
Direct to Article, The Sheet, P. 6.

 

 

Skeeter Strategies

Positive and Negative Memories

 

 

Bacteria Wars

Surprizing "Collective" Organizations

 

 

Thinking About Bees

Honeybees and Wild Pollinators are Very Different

 

 

 

January 25

TREE NEWS

Dire Warning for California Plants

Half of You are Dead by 2100

 

 

WATER RIPOFF

Water News, Status of the Devil's Straws

Twin Tunnels Must Be Killed Dead and Buried

 

 

 

January 24

EVOLVING WEATHER

Climate Changed News: High Sierra Winters

Warmer, Wetter, Shorter

 

 

More Hot Days than Expected

Outpacing Average Temp Rise

 

 

Recent Huge El Nino

Shifted Global Temps into New Gear

 

 

WATER CORRUPTION CRISIS

The Long Genesis of The Oroville Dam Crisis

What Loss of Control over Two Spillways Means

 

 

DRANING THE SKY & THE LAND
POLITICAL CORRUPTION KILLING WEATHER & GROUND WATER

Corruption Radically Changing Seasons

The New Normal: "Snow Droughts" During "Wet" Years

 

 

How our Corrupt Political Water System "Works"

Keep it "In the Family:" New state water chief is married to SoCal water strategist

 

 

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January 23

Cleaning Up the History of Insects

Success began with Wings

 

 

 

January 22

CORPORATE GROWTH MACHINE OF DEATH

HEALTH EFFECTS

Another Endocrine Disruptor in Children's Products

Fire retardant in Kid Toys disrupts childhood development

 

 

HEATING EFFECTS

Global Temp Targets Missed

We're Going Way Over the Top

 

 

Next Forest Threat is Here

Asian Woodwasp in USA

 

Turtle Trouble Widespread

Flordia too, Warm Sand & Water Dooms Turtles?

 

Shallow Lakes in a Warmer World

Methane Bubbling Machines

 

Rising Humidity with Rising Heat

Snowpack Melting Patterns Shifting with Both

 

 

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January 19

FAKE DEMOCRACY

DWR: Corrupt from the Top to the Bottom

Bribed Politicians, Crony "Water Mafia" Apointees, Corrupted Staff

 

 

FAKE ENVIRONMENTALISM

Artifical Lighting "Environmentalism" Killing the Birds, & Night

Another Terrible Effect of LED "Green" Lighting

 

 

CONSEQUENCES

The End of ICE

Muskoxen and Calves, Arctic Mammals, All Suffering

 

 

CONSEQUENCES

BPA Ubiquitious

Why? It's in Every Reciept

 

 

LIVES of PLANTS

How Plants detect an "Itch"

And Scratch It...

 

 

ASTRO-PHYSICS

Quantum Communications

China wants NSA out of its Bizness

 

 

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January 17

The Natural World

How Bad IS It?

California Blue Oaks record our Disaster

 

 

Dead Forests & Tree Mortality

The Water of Millions of Dead Trees

 

 

Our Complex Web of Life

Two kinds of Bears, Birds, Berries, and squirrels

 

 

The Unnatural World of Sociopathic Greed

Devil's Straws Won't Die, Cheaters be Cheating: How to Rape Our State

 

 

High Sierra History

Looking Back at a Lost World

Photographs

Hetch Hetchy & Lake Tahoe

 

 

Astro Physics

LIGO Data Fueling Advanced Analysis

Merging Neutron Stars Data Defines Neutron Size Limit

 

 

Latest on Our Supermassive Super-Weird Universe

Repeating Fast Radio Bursts, Black Holes, Magnatars, & Mystery

 

 

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January 16

HEALTH & FITNESS

West Nile Disease News & Information

Memory Loss Preventable?

 

 

ICE NEWS

Mid Winter Arctic Melt Event of 2016

Analyzed

 

 

TREE NEWS

Forest Primeval

Europe Lost 50% of Forest in 6000 Years

 

 

TIMELESS HUMAN EVIL

Visible, Geological-Scale Effect

Determining The Anthropocene Reference Point

 

 

Happy Delta Smelt?

Survival Trumps Feelings

 

 

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January 15

Bees #1

Global Polinator Kings, In Trouble, but it's Good to be King

 

 

OMG! Stop Pumping Poisons into the Earth!

Stopping Stupid Behavior Stops Earthquaking Consequences! Amazing!

 

 

 

January 14

ROBBING MAN & NATURE

Bribed Political Assholes put Briber Profits before Citizen Safety

Oroville Dam "Safety" a CORRUPTED Joke from Constuction to Disaster

 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Another Benefit of Natural Engagement

More Attentive Students

 

 

ASTRO-PHYSICS

Eating Space Time

Black Holes Hungggee!

 

 

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January 13

WATER, FISH, & THE SEA

Killing the Salmon

Two Pieces of Research

Pesticide Runoff Killing Salmon & Orca

Overwhelmed Terrain Poisoning Overwhelmed Rivers & Sea  

 

The Anthropocene: Genetic Salmon Genocide

"Gene-O-cide"

Lobotomizing the Web of Life

 

 

Draining the Sky, Mountains, Rivers, Land & Man

Colorado River, Lake Mead, & The Rockies: A BROKEN SYSTEM

 

 

Freshwater Acidification

Warming Climate Changing Freshwater as well as Ocean Chemistry

 

 

Shifting World of Turtles

Warming Climate Changed Aussie Turtles Female

 

 

PLANT WORLD

The Plants Can't Run

Changing Climate Changing Plant Growth

 

 

Shifting Seasons for Birds and Farmers

Conflicts at the Changing Crack of Spring

 

 

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January 9

Delta Broken

Delta Smelt & Wild Fish in California all Headed for Extinction

 

 

Rockies Broken

A Desert Full of "Consumers" Depend on Colorado River Water

 

 

2017 Floods, Fires, Storms

Most Expensive Disaster Year Ever

 

 

Humans Bad for Grizzly

And Everything Else...

 

 

The Biggest Tipping Point

Warming can "short-circut" Food Chains?

 

 

Humans: Salting the Earth

And the Sky, the Water, the Fields

 


Constant Noise

Humans Driving Birds (and Humans) Crazy

 

 

Health & Fitness

Fitness Recovery in Mid-life Possible

Women Survive Early-life Stress better than Men

 

 

Amazing Nature

Fungi World of Dead Trees

Don't Call the Ant Doctor!

Curious Feeding Behaviors of Bees

 

 

Amazing Universe

Exo-Planet Solar Systems exhibiting Regularity

 

 

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January 8

State of Reality

Quantum Rules Govern Twenty-five particles and Four Forces, but Not Gravity

The Search for Quantum Gravity

 

 

More on Earliest Ancient Massive Black Hole

Earliest Black Hole Gives Rare Glimpse of Ancient Universe

 

 

State of Nature

Bird Count This Weekend

Tahoe Mid Winter Bald Eagle Count

 

 

Keeping Tahoe Blue

Analysis with Recent Tahoe Research & Reporting

 

 

 

January 7

Health & Fitness

Secrets of the Sauna High

 

 

Nature of Reality

Stable Quantum Teleportation brings Quantum Encryption Closer

 

 

Birds Under Severe Migratorty Pressure

Genes Control Bird's Climate Survival Potential?

 

 

 

January 5.  2018

Oroville Dam Failure:
Undermined by Corruption every Step of the Way to Failure

Corrupted by Political Bribery since Inception, through Design, Oversight and Maintenance

 

 

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January 4.  2018

Drying Times

Colorado River in Trouble? Naw, millions of people are

 

 

Drying Times

One million more dead trees in Calaveras

 

 

Warming Times

Ocean Oxygen Disappearing

 

 

Warming Times

Coral on the Way Out

 

 

Third World USA

The Sick Country Cheating and Corporate Greed Built

 

 

Stratospheric Atmospheric Ozone Healing

CFC Ban Working

 

 

United Kingdom’s Version of Arctic Vortex

Climate Shifting Radically Everywhere

 

 

 

January 3.  2018

Central-Northeast-Southeast US SUPERCHILL

Now a Supercharged Northeaster

Storm Formation off Coasts of Flordia, Georgia & Carolinas
&
Moving North to Atlantic New England

 

 

Skeeters Defy Human Technology

Mosquito Genetic Tech Superior to Human Technology

 

 

Ticks in Natural Balance

Break the Natural Balance and Suffer more Ticks

 

 

Earth Out of Balance

New “Temp Profile” Reveals Destructive Relationships

 

 

Arctic Way Out of Balance

Arctic Ocean Changing Rapidly

 

 

California Climate & Ecosytems Crashing

Delta Pumping & Growth to Continue Unabated?

 

 

Alien Megastructure Fail

Weird Star Wearing Debris Shroud, not an Alien Culture

 

 

 

 January 2, 2018

Salmon Going Down

End of the Line for Wild Salmon & all Wildlife, Approaches

 

 

 

January 1, 2018

  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 Aridification Baked-In

Vast Global Ecosystem Changes Underway

 

 

 

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