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If Bill Nye Was a Very Old Tree, What Kind of Very Old Tree Would He Be?

If Bill Nye Was a Very Old Tree, What Kind of Very Old Tree Would He Be?

The Hidden Desert: When Bill Nye appeared on Bill Maher's show this month he ventured into my usual turf: the deserts of California. That's cool, but he made an error in basic fact that I can't help but pick at.
Save It on a Rainy Day: Rainwater Collection in the Drought Era

Save It on a Rainy Day: Rainwater Collection in the Drought Era

Concrete and Chaparral : With 44 percent of total household water usage in Los Angeles going towards landscaping use, rainwater collection, even in the drought era, is important. Perhaps, more important than ever.
Opposition Mounts to Solar Project On Mojave Preserve Boundary

Opposition Mounts to Solar Project On Mojave Preserve Boundary

Photovoltaic (PV): If discussion at a recent gathering of desert activists is any indication, a nearly 4,200-acre solar project proposed by Bechtel for a valley adjoining the Mojave National Preserve will encounter near-unanimous opposition from green groups.
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A Better Way to Restore Wildfire-Burned Forests

A Better Way to Restore Wildfire-Burned Forests

Golden Green: Collaboration in the San Bernardino National Forest may help restore burned-over lands. Or so the Obama Administration hopes.
Do Republicans Care About State Rights? Not With California's Drought.

Do Republicans Care About State Rights? Not With California's Drought.

Golden Green: Like California's depleted reservoirs, Republicans' water politics keep coming up empty.
CA Drought Makes Great Political Theater, But What We Really Need is Action

CA Drought Makes Great Political Theater, But What We Really Need is Action

Golden Green: California's drought is bad, really bad. So is drought politics.