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  • ... Joshua Tree I saw it: a gigantic pillar rising from the desert floor, slate blue-gray and covered in imbricated scales, looking like ... series of pots at first and then bare-root in the back of my pickup truck. By 2005, planted in its last home in my front ...
  • ... Clarke photo We crossed our fingers a few weeks back , and we got our wish: At least in the Eastern Mojave, this is one of ... last three weeks, most Joshua trees in the stretch of desert near Joshua Tree National Park have been putting out an historic level ...
  • ... shaped by dynamic visions, both individual and collective. Commentary brings together diverse perspectives on the future of California by looking into its history and generating innovative ...
  • ... studying the deadly outbreak of distemper in desert kit foxes that started in 2011 report that they couldn't find any sick ... trapped and sampled had distemper, a welcome bit of news for fans of the housecat-sized desert predator. A few of the ...
  • ... Dianne Feinstein announces her intent to reintroduce a desert protection bill. | Photo: Chris Clarke U.S. Senator Dianne ... her effort to protect almost a million and a half acres of the California desert , she announced Thursday. At a celebration of ...
  • Where there are desert flowers, there are desert butterflies. Here are six of the showiest and most interesting. ... checkerspot butterflies is a bit more orange than this Grand Canyon specimen | Photo:  Ranger Robb /Flickr/ Creative Commons ...
  • The desert spring bloom this year isn't as spectacular as it was back in Ought-Five. But even an “unspectacular” desert bloom can ... Furnace Creek in Death Valley, tearing out three miles of road, killing two motorists and carrying two 24-ton concrete outhouses 200 ...
  • ... damaged, but all that rain has beget an early bloom of wildflowers. [scald=30634:kl_image_original_context] Watching ... Commons License Cottonwood Campground in the low desert region of Joshua Tree National Park is once again open after a ...
  • ... Creative Commons License The California desert's signature tree has gotten a lot of attention lately: the story ... Joshua trees. They don't have entire limbs that have died back . They haven't been gnawed at by thirsty rodents. They all have abundant ...
  • Could the Sea of Cortez ever come back to reclaim the land of the Imperial and Coachella Valleys? ... might be ahead. This week's flooding in the desert , as dramatic as it was, was nothing too far out of the ordinary. ... ice sheets, and we've learned a fair bit of bad news about ice sheets since. Ice on water floats isostatically, like ice ...

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