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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 […]

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September 2016

In This Issue: THE SALTON SEA • From The Editor: Countdown For The Salton Sea • Why We Need The Salton Sea • A Photographer’s Account Of The Salton Sea • The Salton Sea Through The Eyes Of A Farmer • Lake Cahuilla: Xa-Wiilth-Kaw-Tai (The Big Water) • It Is Up To Us/Todo Depende De […]

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“It is Up to Us”: Citizen Science in Imperial County

by Frances Nicklen   |    I have lived in the Imperial Valley, specifically the city of El Centro, since I was four years old. I have suffered through dust storms and dry spells and polluted air for fourteen years of my life – but I didn’t always know it. Before my family moved to the valley, […]

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A Hot, Clean Burn

by Ruth Nolan   | “In the beginning…they laid a woman, Ninmaiwaut (palm) on her back…took a wooden spindle and drilled her. First blood, then fire came forth. This woman then became a palm tree.” –from Tempalpakh: Cahuilla Indian knowledge and usage of plants It’s a very windy March afternoon, and I’ve just driven into […]

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Why We Need The Salton Sea

by Christian Schoneman  | The Salton Sea, near Californa’s southern border, is a GREAT place. It is home to lots of birds, a State Recreation Area, a State Wildlife Area, and a National Wildlife Refuge. It is California’s largest lake. It has been a military training ground and a set for movies. NASA uses it […]

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Air We Can Not Breathe

The Ongoing Fight Against Environmental Injustice    |   by Marina Barragan   |   When you talk about current events you are usually discussing an event that happened recently, something that happened today, yesterday, and sometimes they are even talking about ongoing events. When I am talking about the right to breathe I am talking […]