The Science of Sustainability

Tag: mountains

Romantic Spots for Bay Area Geologists (and Those Who Love Them)

Romantic Spots for Bay Area Geologists (and Those Who Love Them)

Don't be surprised, be delighted if your current or future romantic partner treats you to a day straight up on the rocks.

Continue Reading

Testing a New Drug for Mountain Sickness

Testing a New Drug for Mountain Sickness

Doctors have reported that common ibuprofen helps prevent altitude sickness. Read what it was like to be part of that research.

Continue Reading

The Bay Area Geological Holiday Quiz

The Bay Area Geological Holiday Quiz

Twenty questions, four days to answer them, and one giveaway hint — that's what this geological quiz is about.

Continue Reading

Rumors and Truth in Lake Tahoe

Rumors and Truth in Lake Tahoe

A few weeks ago, scuba divers in Lake Tahoe found the body of a man who had drowned in the lake 17 years ago. Still in its wetsuit, the body was very well preserved. Because the water in this high alpine lake is so cold, decomposition is very slow. This fact has spawned rumors, the most famous of which involves Jacques Cousteau and still makes me shudder, years after I first heard it.

Continue Reading

Mount Diablo Views

Mount Diablo Views

Mount Diablo, in the heart of the East Bay, is an interesting mountain in many ways. But first of all, Mount Diablo is just there.

Continue Reading

The Science of Snow

The Science of Snow

Lots of snow means good skiing, but it also means an increased danger of avalanches.

Continue Reading

Skiing Volcano Country

Skiing Volcano Country

Next time you're sitting on the chair lift waiting to take that next run at Kirkwood, look around at these beautiful mountains and picture the ancient volcanic landscape that created the terrain.

Continue Reading

Ski Green

Ski Green

Planning a ski trip this winter? Environmentally minded skiers might want to take a look at the Ski Area Report Card before making travel plans.

Continue Reading