The desert slender salamander, declared endangered soon after its discovery in 1969, has not been seen in the wild since the 1990s. Still, wildlife biologists aren't ready to declare it extinct. At least not yet.
This may be the most unusual guide to Coachella. In fact, it's not necessarily about the festival or city, but rather a tour of physical geography that you pass through on your way from downtown Los Angeles along the 10 Freeway.
There is some light at the end of the tunnel. Of the 70 state parks on the closure hit list, 11 have been temporarily saved, and there are currently 24 in rescue negotiations, according to a list from the state.
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