Nearly a decade after his discovery, Buddy the wolverine remains an unsolved mystery   On a cold February day in 2008, then-graduate student Katie Moriarty was scanning through images from her 20 remote cameras set up throughout Sagehen Experimental Forest near Tahoe when something caught her eye. “I...

Once on the brink of extinction, bald eagles are now thriving in the Tahoe Basin and beyond   The local Paiutes call them “ggwe’na’a.” The Shoshone, “biagwi’yaa.” To all Americans, they are our national symbol. The bald eagle is one of the most magnificent examples of...

Questions arise about the state of aging dams in the Tahoe area   When roughly 180,000 people were evacuated beneath the potentially failing Oroville Dam emergency spillway in Northern California on February 12, it brought into sharp focus what experts have been warning for years: Many of...

With the use of drones, Reno–Tahoe area is on the front line of cloud-seeding technology   As winter storms approach the Sierra, experts with an eye toward squeezing every possible snowflake from those churning clouds will be watching closely. For the first time, those engaged in the practice...