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.
Regardless of how individual press outlets reached their decisions on whether to include mention of solar flux wildlife injuries, it's strange and more than a little gratifying to see a story we broke here at ReWire grow wings and go worldwide.
Chicano and Mexican-born and white and black and Asian and Muslim young people performed in drill teams and bands and cheerleading displays, from Riverside Poly, JW North, from Bryant Park and from churches and social clubs. It's not only Black History, as people say. It's our history.
Want to hike in some of California's most beautiful mountains and make an important contribution to conservation science at the same time? The agencies behind the 35th annual desert bighorn sheep count in the San Gabriel Mountains can use your help the first weekend in March.
Though California's deserts haven't been as hard-hit by the state's drought as the rest of the state, relatively speaking, botanists from UCLA are still worried the dry spell may spell the end of a plant species that's been in trouble for a long time.
In an about-face, the proponents of a large solar project in the desert portions of Riverside County have asked for a delay in a state agency's final decision on the project. In a filing with the California Energy Commission (CEC) on Monday, Palen Solar Holdings (PSH), which wants to build a 500-megawatt concentrating solar project halfway between Blythe and Indio, is asking for at least a several month delay before the CEC makes its final decision on the project.
The dirt road ended five miles off the pavement, in a valley ringed by crumbling granite peaks. I got out and stepped into the biting wind. I took only a short walk, really, in the scheme of things. Four miles out and back. But it changed me: a gift befitting the season.
BrightSource has long said it needs to get a couple of its power tower solar energy projects under its belt before it can implement thermal storage capacity at later projects. But a recent profile of the Ivanpah plant says just the opposite.
Wildlife biologists will be putting radio collars on the Mojave National Preserve's bighorn sheep in early November to try and learn more about an outbreak of pneumonia that has killed more than a hundred animals.
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