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  • When I first started falling in love with the deserts , I rushed past places like this to get to the ... snag | Chris Clarke photo But my back is to the ironwood. I'm not looking at the ironwood. I'm looking at a ... photos of it would flood the Internet with outraged commentary about our species' soulessness, and people would line up to be ...
  • ... Conservation Conference about old-growth plants in the desert . He's also a regular KCET.org commentator and here shares ... it: it just plugs along, feeding wild things and growing back after it's browsed.Mormon tea provides a telling indication of just how ...
  • ... Dianne Feinstein announces her intent to reintroduce a desert protection bill. | Photo: Chris Clarke U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein ... bill would create two new National Monuments in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, designate more than a quarter ...
  • ... deserts of California. That's cool, but he made an error in basic fact that I can't help but pick at. ... that come to your mind, why the world is not 6,000 years old . Nye: Well, there are trees. Maher: Trees? (laughs) Nye: Within a few ... puts its germination at 3050 BC, which is a long time ago. Back then Stonehenge was a circular ditch, and writing had just been invented ...
  • Researchers studying the deadly outbreak of distemper in desert kit foxes that started in 2011 report that they couldn't ... foxes trapped and sampled had distemper, a welcome bit of news for fans of the housecat-sized desert predator. A few of the foxes ...
  • 2012 was a year of change for the California Desert , as human society elsewhere increasingly closed its grip on the desert as a place to sacrifice for our comfort. But in a couple of ways, the desert struck back . [scald=39616:kl_image_original_context ...
  • In the wake of major land protections in the California desert , ... it'll raise a question: why not bring the Mexican wolf back to the Mojave Desert ? Configure block ... shot is always confusing. When our rifles were empty, the old wolf was down, and a pup was dragging a leg into impassable ...
  • ... water from the Mojave, thus claiming a minor place in a 150-year history of desert exploitation. ... solar and wind projects, many of which would scrape the old-growth desert clean with federal subsidies and produce less power ... long legacy of desert exploitation running all the way back to the mining boom of the late Nineteenth Century. If you recognize the ...
  • The Mojave has long stood in , in the public mind, for barrenness, an impression reinforced by ... it would be hard to match anywhere else in California. Old growth redwood forests don't hold that many shrub species per square foot. ...
  • We're approaching pine nut gathering time in the California Deserts . [scald=36132:kl_image_original_context ... disappear into the open forest of piñon and juniper. An old man emerged from the woods after a while and waved happily to us as he ... desert mountains is a fall tradition that stretches back centuries. Especially in the cooler Great Basin desert , where ...

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