No place for a turtle

Translocation has become the de facto policy of the US Fish and Wildlife Service to manage the threatened desert tortoise in the Mojave. The problem is: Nobody knows if the land turtles can survive it long term.

A day in the Mojave

A trip to the Mojave revealed two exquisite gardens near Joshua Tree, California

Solar power plants may drain Western deserts

“CONGRESS’S rush to embrace solar power is having some unintended consequences. It will turn over a large chunk of federal land to private energy companies, and it may involve withdrawing billions of gallons of water from sensitive desert habitat,” writes Robert Glennon, author of “Unquenchable” and “Water Follies”  in the Washington Post. Via the Great Basin Water Network

 

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