March 2018 All High Sierra News Index


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 30 March 2018

Last Updated
March 30, 2018

 

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 Man and Nature

 


March 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 from around the 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.

 

Last Updated
March
30, 2018

 

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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

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 out of East
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

 

Last 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

 

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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March, 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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Last Update

WEATHER, TERRAIN,  & TRAILS
NEWS

 March 30

NOTICE: DIGITAL SECURITY EMERGENCY

HIKER COMMENTS & CONTRIBUTIONS TURNED OFF

 

 

 

 March 29

 

Caught in a Massive Avalanche

And Surviving...

 

 

 

March 20

 BEGINNING OF SPRING

High Sierra Spring of 2018

 

 

END OF WINTER

VERNAL EQUINOX INFORMATION: Last Day of Winter

 

 

PINEAPPLE EXPRESS ARRIVES

Risks and Rewards

Tropical Transport Mechanism Targets So California

 

 

 

March 19

 

Three Things About the Field

BEAR NEWS

Tahoe Bear Wars

 

 

SKEETER NEWS

Warming Climate Spreading Skeeters, Ticks, & their Diseases

 

 

SOLAR NEWS

FYI: Radiation Increasing

 

 

 

March 14

 

BEAR HIBERNATION REPORT

East Flank & Pine Nuts

Bears wake after quiet winter

 

 

 

March 9

 

 We've Got Another Runner, We've Got Another Runner

Missy is Just Fine, Thanks...

Missy the dog captured after two weeks on the run

 

 

TRAIL NEWS

A Grim National Forest Future for Present Irresponsibility

Cascading Consequences Laid Out in TRTA Assessment

 

 

UPCOMING
PDT


Pacific Daylight Time
March 11

 

 

Bear News

Humans Distort Sierra's Tahoe Basin Bear Behaviors

 

 

 

March 7

 

HIGH SIERRA WEATHER
THEORY and PRACTICES

Relationships Between Long and Short Ocean-Atmospheric Patterns

ENSO-MJO-PDO

 

 

 

March 5

 

MOUNTAIN SAFETY

Mammoth Mountain Avalanche

Major Avalanche, Major Rescue Effort

 

 

Snowboard Powder Suffocation

Deep Powder Danger, Snowboarder Dies on China Peak

 

 

WILDERNESS MANAGEMENT

High Sierra Service: Volunteers in the Mountains

Desolation Wilderness Calls for Volunteers

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT MONTHS' TRAIL NEWS

 

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

 

 

 

LAST MONTHS'
GENERAL
High Sierra
NEWS

 

 NEXT MONTHS' GENERAL NATURE NEWS

 

LATEST HIGH SIERRA TRAIL NEWS ABOVE

General News Forum

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HIGH SIERRA
GENERAL NEWS
NEWS
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MAN, SCIENCE,
NATURE

Research & News

March 30

NOTICE: DIGITAL SECURITY EMERGENCY

HIKER COMMENTS & CONTRIBUTIONS TURNED OFF

 

 

End of Wild Rivers in the West

Half the West's Rivers "Altered"

 

 

Sahara Desert Growing

Sahel Shrinking

 

 

Alien Algae Blooms?

Life Blooming in the High Atmosphere of Venus?

 

 

March "Catch-Up" Articles

Hunting Rules Change Bear Behavior

Longer Cub Rearing Favored, Short Gain traded for Long Decline

 

 

Palm Trees Marching North with Heat

How Far Will They Go?

 

 

Ancient Footprints off Canada Coast

Family Record 13,000 Years Old

 

 

 

March 29

 

Skeeter-Health News

Fantastic Cure for West Nile Disease?

 

 

First, We Did not Know Dark Matter Existed

Now, We are surprised by its Absense

 

 

West Greenland Melting

Fastest Seen in Historical Record

 

 

All The Wild Fish in California Are Dying

No Identification of Root Causes, & No Plan to Stop Them?

 

 

Irresponsible Growth Funded by Rubes

Stealing More Water to Kill More of Nature

 

 

Fire at Joshua Tree

Direct to Article
Arson Burns 12 of 29 Palms

 

 

 

March 27

 

Status of Global Migrations

Everything Unwinding

 

 

Land Degradation Critical

3.2 Billion in Degraded Conditions

 

 

Phoenix: Sand Castles in a Desert

Rockies-Colorado Failure Assures Phoenix Failure

 

 

 

March 23

OCEAN, CLIMATE, & HEALTH

2018 Arctic Sea Ice Winter Maximum

Trend of Record Lows Continues

 

 

Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Bigger than Thought, Growing Larger

 

 

 

March 21

 

WATER IN THE SOUTHWEST

Colorado Water Distribution House of Cards

52 Card Pickup. Bottom-Line: Farmer Water Rights Prevail over Multi-state Plan

 

 

JUST the CLIMATE FACTS?

Our Modern Scopes Monkey Trial?

Climate Science vs Corporate Greens in Court?

 

 

RATES OF CLIMATE CHANGE

When will Climate-Changed Weather Dominate?

Depends on Where you Are

 

 

SEA LIFE

Shrimp Through the Ages

Human-Changed Conditions Threaten this Keystone Species with Extinction

 

 

TREES

Heat Slowing & Shrinking Forests

Biomass Reduction

 

 

GEOLOGY: HOW to BUILD HELL

West Texas Permian Basin

MORDOR is SINKING

 

 

GEOLOGY: HOTSPOT SURPRISE

Using the Earth to Identify Itself

Yellowstone Hotspot Confirmed

 

 

HIGH SIERRA HISTORY

How Wild Your River?

Water, Gold, Growth, and The North Fork of the Mokelumne River

 

 

 

 March 20

 

OCEAN CRISIS

What Happened to the Sea Stars?

Great Mystery Deepens

 

 

OCEAN-ICE-GLOBAL CRISIS

Fundamental Pattern Changes

Arctic Winds & Sea Ice

 

 

NOT SO DEEP SPACE

Ancient Wandering Star

Star Visiting Solar System Disturbed Oort Cloud

 

 

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March 19-20

 

ECO CRASH PICKING UP SPEED

Killing the Whole Planet

The Amazon is Crashing

 

 

Killing the Whole Planet

End of Cold

Glaciers are Crashing

 

 

How Big is the Carbon Gun We're Triggering?

Very Large Indeed

 

 

CONSEQUENCES

Rise of Heat Waves

 

 

 

March 17

 

WATER & WEATHER

Western Water Crisis Continues

New Weather Patterns Steadily Diminishing Rio Grand & Colorado River Flows

 

 

HUMAN HISTORY & TECHNOLOGY

Ancient Technological Breakthroughs

320,000 BC Stone Age Revolution

 

 

CURRENT TECH SEARCHS FOR DARK MATTER

Pushing Limits of Modern Technology

Hunting for Dark Matter Particles

 

 

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March 14

 

CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS
Karma Coming Quickly

Threat to the Foundation of Life

Global Warming Killing Phytoplankton

 


Endless Summer Coming

Global Warming is Frying the Whole Middle East

 

 

Global Warming Avalanches

THE END OF COLD

Here Comes the Himalayan Ice

 

 

CLIMATE-DISEASE-LINKAGE

Two Interesting Cases

Seal Pups & Starfish

 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Women's World

Fitness Protects from Dementia

 

 

HISTORY of WATER THIEVES

Program: The History of Corrupted Scumbags

‘Mulholland … the Final Chapter’

 

 

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March 12

 

OUR DAMAGED ECOLOGY

We Face An Extenstial Water Crisis

A Simple Letter to the Editor

 

  

ECHOS OF PAST POLITICAL CORRUPTION TODAY

Bribed Politicians Historically Ripoff and Kill People with Dams

St. Francis Dam failure parallels Oroville Dam crisis

 

 

Epic Drought

California Drought one for the Ages? Response: Stuff in Millions!

 

 

IN THE CRASHING ECOLOGY

Mountain Lion Predation Behavior

Necessity Drives Urban Penetration

 

 

GRAPHICAL CARBON PRESENTATION

Direct to Article
The relentless rise of carbon dioxide, NASA, Global Climate Change

 

 

ANCIENT HUMANS

Science Catches Up? Modern Savages?

Neanderthal Compassion Quantified

 

 

RADICAL CLIMATE CHANGE

Polar Vortex Effect

Further Quantified: Causes & Effects

 

 

ASTROPHYSICS

A Closer Look at Jupiter

Atmospheric Mechanics of Jupiter

 

 

Supernova First Light

Rare Sight of Fierce First Light

 

LOONEY

New Moon Formation Theory

 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

The Dysfunction Machine

Soy & BPA Destroying Childhood Sexual Development

 

 

BIRD SOPHISTICATION

Raven Communication

 

Amazing lichen Diversity

 

 

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March 9

 

UPCOMING
PDT


Pacific Daylight Time
March 11

March 9

Offshore Conditions "Normalizing"

NOAA WEST COAST FISHERIES REPORT

Profound Offshore Threats Diminished, OnshoreThreats & Growning Weather Instabilities Remain, History of The Blob

 

 

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March 8

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

Just Keep Moving

Exercise Defies the Aging Process

 

 

The Fountain of Filth

Our Corporate Masters Will Have Your Kids Drinking Drug-Tainted Toilet Water

 

 

The Planet of Doctor Moreau

With CRSPR Humans Unlock Keys to Genetic Manipulation

 

 

PLANATARY CLIMATE CHANGE CHAOS

The End of Cold

Eco Crash News: Furthest Northern Arctic Permafrost to Melt

 

 

What's Going On?

Whole Southwest of US Undergoing Aridification

 

 

Thousand Year Fishing Downturn

Huge Systamatic Effects of Altering Atmosphere

 

 

 

March 7

 

LUCKY COYOTE UPDATE

"Lucky" recovered, and released!

 

 

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March 6

 

CRAZY TIMES IN THE MOUNTAINS

High Sierra History

Virginia City, Gold Hill, & Silver City

 

 

Who BUILT the STAMPING MILLS?

East Sierra Social History

The Life, Times, and Home of Virgilio Sebastiano Garbarini

 

 

 

March 5

 

RADICAL SEASONAL CHANGE ALREADY HAPPENED

The "New Normal" Warmer, Drier, & Wetter High Sierra

Too Much or Not Enough, and it's Still Changing Rapidly

 

 

Breaking our Own Environment

More Warm Rain Brings More Problems

 

 

HISTORICAL WATER SCAMMERS BROUGHT TODAY'S TROUBLES

Same Criminals Now as Then, Just a Lot More of Them

The History of, and Ongoing Institutionalized Corporate Corruption of Oroville Dam

 

 

WATER CORRUPTION DEJA-VU, ALL OVER US AGAIN

Are Our Leaders Corrupted Lying Theives or Lying Corrupted Theives?

Quick Answers, Yes and Yes...

 

 

SAME RESULTS FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT

Recognizing Klamath Salmon Destruction

Spring Run Considered for Endangered Status

 

 

THE PROGRESS OF DESTRUCTION

Three Western Wildfire Studies

Wildfires to Worsen in the West

This BBQ is Just Getting Started!

2017 California Wildfires Have Global Impact

 

 

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 March 2

 

ASTROPHYSICS

Nailing Down the Cosmological Constant

Gravity Lensed Supernovas?

 

 

Great BALLS  of Quantum Fire

Scientists Create Ball Lightning? Cool!

 

 

ECO CRASH NEWS

CHANGING ARCTIC SEASONS

Harbigner of Deadly Changes at Four Days per Ten Degrees

 

 

WATER & WEATHER

2018 Climate News: Radical Western Snopack Decline

15 to 30% Average Loss

 

 

HAPPY BIRDS

Southern Bird News

Adelie Penguin Heaven, Millions of Unknown Penguins Found

 

 

 

March 1

 

Anthropocene

Cambodia Leapard Population Crashing to Immediate Extinction

 

 

 

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 NEXT MONTHS' GENERAL NATURE NEWS

 

 

LAST MONTHS' GENERAL NEWS

 

 

 

More News from Nature

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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Previous News Pages

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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