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Tick Borne Diseases? Yes, Even In The Deserts

By Edie Harmon   |  There is a popular and incorrect belief that the deserts of the southwest are too hot and dry for ticks to survive. Tick bites and tick-borne infections in Imperial County CA and Mexicali BC prove otherwise1. From documents with links from the California Department of Public Health-Vector Borne Diseases Section, one […]

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Salton Sea – Preserving A Tomorrow

by Joan Taylor   |  As the saying goes, “Whiskey is for drinking, but water is for fighting!” Nowhere is that truer than in the American southwest. And unfortunately, the long-term fate of the Salton Sea rests squarely on a regular influx of water and lots of it. Currently the lifeblood of the Salton Sea […]

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Flowers Return To The Desert

By Nick Ervin, Sylvia Henry, & Birgitta Jansen   |  After a wet winter, all across Southern California the spring flower bloom was astonishing. Three personal accounts follow. The message, of course, is that deserts are not desiccated wastelands but wear many faces and appeal to many kinds of people. The parks, monuments, and wildernesses […]

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June 2017 – Latest Issue

In This Issue • Water In The Mojave Desert? • Pinyon-Juniper Woodland Management In Nevada • California Desert By The Numbers • Salton Sea – Preserving A Tomorrow • Salton Sea – Earth, Air, And… Politics • Flowers Return To The Desert • The Mojave Desert Land Trust – Consolidating Public Lands One Piece At […]

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Solar Facilities On The Carrizo Plain – A Win-Win Situation?

by Neil Havlik   |   When several proposals for solar power facilities in the Carrizo Plain area of eastern San Luis Obispo County, California, became publicly known in 2009, those proposals raised many questions. How big would they be? How would they be managed? What would be the environmental and social impacts of their creation? […]

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No Action, No Solution – Air Quality In The Imperial Valley

by Emily Swaim   | Air pollutants in the Imperial Valley impact the public’s health and can be exceedingly dangerous to young ones, elderly, and those living with certain medical conditions. These pollutants can cause a variety of lung diseases and respiratory problems including emphysema and asthma, as well as inducing brain and nervous system damage. […]

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March 2017

In This Issue • No Action, No Solution: Air Quality In The Imperial Valley • The Death Valley Flower Bloom • The Desert’s Longest-Lived Conservation Organization • Desert Conservation And Basin & Range Watch • Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility • The Perfect (Dust) Storm: Fugitive Dust and the Morongo Basin community of Desert Heights • […]

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December 2016

In This Issue: • The Unpleasant Secrets Of Clean Solar Energy • Hoping To Survive In The Mojave Desert • Western Lands Project: Defending Public Lands • Grand Canyon Of The Mojave • Military Withdrawals Of Public Lands • An Explanation Of Section 7 Requirements • Book Review By Stacy Goss: Winning Of 
Barbara Worth […]

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Military Withdrawals of Public Lands – Public Input Needed

by Wynne Benti   | On October 7, 2016, residents of Gabbs had little notice that the Navy was coming. There is no newspaper in Gabbs, Nevada, a quiet mining and ranching community about an hour and forty-five minutes northeast of Bishop, California. Nothing was posted or publicized about the last of the Navy’s public […]