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  • “With high metabolic rates and thick fur, pikas are well-adapted to the cold temperatures at high elevations, but these same adaptations make them vulnerable to global warming” (Joseph Stewart, 2017 study on pikas in the Tahoe region).

  • Launched in 2010, mPower’s goals are to lower energy bills, increase energy and water efficiency, reduce reliance on foreign fuels, stimulate the local economy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Photographic Memories: Like peering through the viewfinder of a camera, life is all about perspective. After the sudden loss of her husband Vernon, Ashley Wiley perpetuates his legacy by introducing photography into the lives of Truckee schoolkids.

  • To combat those slippery surfaces in winter, choose the right ice melt for use around your home.

  • At certain times of the day, our bodies are primed to digest food, absorb nutrients, and produce insulin at peak efficiency. Linda Lindsay examines how breakfast relates to circadian rhythms, and why you might not want to skip this morning meal.

  • On the team of TNSAR, Doug Read joined more than 150 backcountry searches and saved at least 300 lives. As Great Ski Race director, he has raised over a half-million for the team, and through the Hug-A-Tree program has taught more than 3,000 students how to stay safe in the mountains.

  • These miniature aeroponic gardens use as little as 2 percent of the water a traditional garden would. Plants are grown in an upright circular tube with openings for each plant, and a central nutrient system where all the plants are watered and fed at once.

  • This is the story of 54,000 people displaced, 14,000 homes burned to the ground, and over 150,000 acres lost. The 14th Dalai Lama said “if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.”

  • Don’t be a bully, and don’t be a bystander. Be an upstander; stand up for yourself and for other people.

  • Living even for a short time with a busy family can prepare young puppies and kittens for that forever home, and puppies in HSTT’s foster program often move quickly from fostered to adopted.

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March 14, 2019