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New fire study says upfront prevention costs less than forest fire losses

A new study the Auburn-based Sierra Nevada Conservancy partnered on calculates that investing now in proactive forest-management activities like thinning can save up to three times ...

Sierra lake’s submerged trees unlock keys to past, future mega droughts

  John Kleppe’s curiosity coupled with a love for fishing led to an underwater discovery in a Sierra lake that continues to help us know more about a lengthy drought in ...

Scientific study proves importance of supplements

Researchers at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., selected 1,179 post-menopausal women living in rural eastern Nebraska, free of cancer for at least 10 years, and willing to take ...

Mandarins’ health benefits creating boom in fruit sales

With Placer County’s synephrine-rich mandarins still being picked off foothills trees, the so-called super fruit is being touted as the holiday gift of health. Joanne Neft, an A ...

Study: Local mandarins hold ‘significant amount’ of allergy-relief substance

A new study is good news for Auburn-area mandarin growers and could turn out to be great news for cold and allergy sufferers. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture h ...