A national wildlife protection group announced today that it intends to sue the U.S Interior Department for failing to protect the federally Endangered Yuma clapper rail from being harmed at industrial-scale solar power projects in the California desert.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to declare more than 850 square miles of stream banks and floodplains in the western U.S. as critical habitat for an increasingly rare bird, the agency announced Thursday.
A solar power tower project proposed for a stretch of private land in Riverside County's eastern desert, and approved by state regulators in 2010, has been languishing unbuilt for four years due to lack of capital investment. Now the project owners' competitors are calling the project "abandoned." But is it?
The California Energy Commission will be plowing millions of dollars into building almost 500 more electric car charging stations throughout the state, along with an assortment of other alternative energy programs.
A state agency has turned down a request from the Sierra Club to become a formal legal party to proceedings regarding the proposed Palen Solar Electric Generating System in Riverside County. Here's why that matters.
It's summer and the desert is getting hot, which means fewer people are looking for places to sleep in the Mojave Desert without air conditioning. And as a result, the National Park Service (NPS) has announced its annual summer closure of a number of campgrounds in Joshua Tree National Park.
The April stats are in for reported bird deaths at the Ivanpah solar power plant in the California desert, and it's bad news: 97 birds were found killed or mortally injured between April 1 and 29 at the nearly 4,000-acre plant in San Bernardino County south of Las Vegas.
While other websites celebrating Endangered Species Day are concentrating on the big and dramatic, we thought we'd celebrate by mentioning a few species that aren't big and flashy and glamorous. They're beautiful, but they don't flaunt it.
When last ReWire checked in on the proposed Palen solar project, its builders were asking the California Energy Commission to restart hearings on the project. Now, it's becoming clear that there's significant opposition to putting the project back on the table -- including from the Commission's own staff.
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