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New at Yucca Mountain?
August 18, 2013 | CNN

The Yucca Mountain has been in a state of limbo for decades. Now a federal appeals court ruled that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission must decide if a permit can be issued.


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A Mountain Range on Dione?
June 3, 2013 | NASA
"From a distance, most of the Saturnian moon Dione resembles a bland cueball. Thanks to close-up images of a 500-mile-long mountain on the moon from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, scientists have found more evidence for the idea that Dione was likely active in the past. It could still be active now." Quoted from the NASA press release.

Drought in California
January 21, 2014 | San Jose Mercury News
California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency for his state. Reservoir levels are at extremely low levels and mountain snowpack is only 17% of normal.

California Snow Pack is Low and Why That’s a Problem
April 13, 2014 | Slate.com
California already has drought problems, but mountain snowpacks in the state are really low this spring and that will prevent reservoirs from filling. Since melting snowpack is a major contributor to California's water there will likely be more water shortages this summer unless more rail falls.


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