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Retired National Park Leaders Oppose Soda Mountain Solar

Retired National Park Leaders Oppose Soda Mountain Solar

Photovoltaic (PV): Five retired National Park Service Superintendents who spent a cumulative 35 years managing California's three desert National Parks are asking the Bureau of Land Management to move a 4,000-acre solar project they say would threaten the Mojave National Preserve's wildlife, views and groundwater.
Departing Joshua Tree Superintendent Slams Desert Solar

Departing Joshua Tree Superintendent Slams Desert Solar

Commentary: A 38-year veteran of the National Park Service who capped his career by spending three years running Joshua Tree National Park has come out against a solar project proposed for the central Mojave Desert in no uncertain terms.
Nature's Odd Couple: Gray Whales and El Segundo Blue Butterflies

Nature's Odd Couple: Gray Whales and El Segundo Blue Butterflies

Golden Green: Protecting endangered species requires protecting their habitat. That's never easy.
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Elmer Avenue: A Sun Valley Native Plant Oasis, With a Purpose

Elmer Avenue: A Sun Valley Native Plant Oasis, With a Purpose

Concrete and Chaparral : On this particular street, the sound of mariachi, ranchera, Latin ballads, and techno music blast out of household stereos, a common soundtrack for the eastern SFV. But here, amidst sidewalk-less suburban streets, this block looks rather different.
Irrigation Districts are Pumping Groundwater, Making Money, and Undercutting Their Future

Irrigation Districts are Pumping Groundwater, Making Money, and Undercutting Their Future

Golden Green: Water may flow uphill to money but what happens when the water runs out?
Obama Just Expanded the California Coastal National Monument

Obama Just Expanded the California Coastal National Monument

Golden Green: President Obama used the Antiquities Act to expand the California Coastal National Monument. May it be the first of many.
SoCal Needs to Plan for Drought, Even After Big Storms

SoCal Needs to Plan for Drought, Even After Big Storms

Golden Green: Will the current drought bring welcome change to Califonia's water policies? Let's hope so.