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  • ... moths that have consigned their fate to that of Joshua trees to the astonishing range of insects that pollinate tropical ... drab if all we had to look at were plants in shades of green and brown. It's also important in helping us not starve to death: most ...
  • ... studied disregard of the public's putative desires to be green . Presidents are as complicit in this conundrum as any other elected ... law, and the federal government took the fabled terrain back . LBJ claims the eighth spot (notably for the 1964 Wilderness Act, and a ...
  • ... rush less than a month into actual winter, is ready to go back to the relative seasonlessness that we think of as so specific and that ... was to help to take down the decorations on the forty or so tree trunks on my block. Trimming the tree trunks with ...
  • The sight of an orange tree , laden with golden fruit on a cold winter afternoon, remains a guarantor of Southern ... Navel oranges were picked in December through January. Back East (as we said then), an orange tree in winter -- golden with ...
  • ... Road | Photo: Ken Lund/Flickr/Creative Commons License Back in October I wrote about Joshua Tree National Park's plan to ... of kids with parents, taking photos in front of Joshua trees and chollas, looking at the odd, spiny plants with something like awe ...
  • There's a lot to see in Joshua Tree , but be honest: you're not in a big enough ... mockingbirds defending their territories in the Joshua trees . You miss the main lesson the desert has to teach you: that you are ... once you slow down you just may find yourself wondering why you were in such a hurry. ...
  • ... "aggressive" in enforcing the provisions of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act that protect eagles, it would send a message not ... end up protecting a lot of other wildlife. That's why we pay Federal wildlife protection agencies to enforce the law: to ...
  • ... incomprehensible today -- and did to activists and others back then -- Los Angeles asked the federal EPA to waive the Clean Water Act's ... organizations. (Here's a link to the Environmental News Service coverage of the court win.) And regarding the coastal metals ...
  • ... to the bright lights of the city.Couple this discouraging news with the surge of calls for folks to head back to the land, to hunker down on the farm, a cozy image of a more ...
  • ... of birds -- Great and Snowy Egrets, Night-crowned and Green Herons, Turkey Vultures, and Ring-billed Gulls, Greater White-fronted ... Rail, Nuttall's Woodpecker, and Lesser Yellowlegs; Eagles golden and bald, Peregrine Falcons, and Chipping Sparrows. Those creekside ...

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