Rafters float along the Merced River with Half Dome off in the distance in June 2014. Yosemite National Park’s glacially sculpted landscape holds more than stunning photo ops. This is a living laboratory where scientists can track everything from ants to glaciers. Protected from commercial development, logging, mining and other activities, it’s a scientist’s dream come true, and maybe a key to understanding climate change.
Rafters float along the Merced River with Half Dome off in the distance in June 2014. Yosemite National Park’s glacially sculpted landscape holds more than stunning photo ops. This is a living laboratory where scientists can track everything from ants to glaciers. Protected from commercial development, logging, mining and other activities, it’s a scientist’s dream come true, and maybe a key to understanding climate change. CRAIG KOHLRUSS ckohlruss@fresnobee.com
Rafters float along the Merced River with Half Dome off in the distance in June 2014. Yosemite National Park’s glacially sculpted landscape holds more than stunning photo ops. This is a living laboratory where scientists can track everything from ants to glaciers. Protected from commercial development, logging, mining and other activities, it’s a scientist’s dream come true, and maybe a key to understanding climate change. CRAIG KOHLRUSS ckohlruss@fresnobee.com