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Study links warmer waters to fish die-offs
Study links warmer waters to fish die-offs

July 12, 2019

Climate change may be a contributing factor in freshwater fish die-offs, according to a recent study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Researchers from the University of California, Davis, and Reed College in Portland,...


Truckee activists fight for climate policies

July 12, 2019

With the effects of climate change a growing concern among local environmental groups, Truckee activists have begun using their voice to influence local, state and national climate policies. “We know that some global warming has...





Community asked to vote on name of new Kings Beach trail
Community asked to vote on name of new Kings Beach trail

July 5, 2019

Over 80 trail names were submitted by the community following the request for suggestions by the organizations building a new flow trail in Kings Beach. The U.S. Forest Service, Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association, Tahoe...


Martis Creek restoration project in progress
Martis Creek restoration project in progress

July 5, 2019

Restoration on the Martis Creek Wildlife area began this week with the Truckee River Watershed Council along with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers repairing 70 acres of meadow and two miles of streams. “Part...


Boca Quarry expansion under review again by Nevada County

July 5, 2019

Nevada County is reviewing a project that will expand the Boca Quarry site another 118 acres, increasing the maximum annual extraction from 100,000 tons to one million tons of aggregate. “The million tons a year...






Last chance to pick up green waste carts in Truckee

June 20, 2019

Town of Truckee residents have one last opportunity to pick up a green waste cart for free next week. Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal is hosting a green waste cart pick-up event from noon to 2...


North Tahoe students push for sustainability
North Tahoe students push for sustainability

June 14, 2019

Green Team elementary school students from all across North Lake Tahoe talked to the Truckee Town Council Tuesday night about the importance of sustainability and the efforts their club is taking to combat climate change....


June snow survey in the Sierra a rarity
June snow survey in the Sierra a rarity

June 12, 2019

A wet winter bringing large amounts of snow and unseasonably low spring temperatures to the Sierra combined to keep the snowpack lingering, so much so Nevada Irrigation District hydrographers were able to conduct surveys at...




Website helps visitors explore Lake Tahoe beaches
Website helps visitors explore Lake Tahoe beaches

June 5, 2019

In partnership with eight agencies that manage Lake Tahoe’s public beaches, the nonprofit Tahoe Fund has launched a new website designed to serve as a guide to visitors and locals interested in exploring the more...