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Mojave Desert

Where It's 1,000 Degrees

www.weather.com | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green

Temperatures are reaching one thousand degrees in the Mojave Desert and it's taking a toll on wildlife...

WATCH: Joshua Tree Shown Surreal In Mesmerizing Time-Lapse

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel

Whether you've had the opportunity to visit California's legendary Joshua Tree National Park before or not, you've never seen it quite like this. W...

The Garden of Alkinoos -- in America

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 03.02.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Homer and Hesiod spoke with passion about the agrarian nature of Greek civilization. They wrote their immortal epics sometimes in the eighth century BCE.

A Day in the Mojave Looking for Blueprints

Daniel Ross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Daniel Ross

Blueprint Earth is an organization with lofty ambitions. Their goal is to take snapshots of various environments around the globe with the intention of recreating them in artificial surroundings, like a warehouse - eventually perhaps, the moon.

Mojave Desert Shooting Spree Ends With Dead Suspect

AP | Posted 10.25.2013 | Crime

RIDGECREST, Calif. -- RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — A homicide suspect was killed by police on a Mojave Desert highway early Friday after a lengthy purs...

Photographer Jamey Stillings: Seeing the Big (Solar) Picture

Robin Madel | Posted 07.09.2013 | Green
Robin Madel

"I always want people to put issues like this in context. In talking about something like avian mortality, we must ask -- how many birds are killed every year because of office buildings and residential houses in the U.S. compared to how many are killed by energy projects?"

From Mojave to Gobi: Sharing What Works in California to Help Guide Mongolia's Future

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 06.23.2013 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

At 500,000 square miles, the Gobi is the fifth largest desert in the world, and nearly all of it is undeveloped.

Kidnapping Leaves Man With Severed Penis To Die In Desert

Posted 10.24.2012 | Crime

It's been almost a month since two people were abducted from their California home, and one of them was burned, doused with bleach and had his penis p...

WATCH: The Sky Is Ablaze In Joshua Tree

Posted 11.25.2013 | Los Angeles

Joshua Tree is so quiet you can hear the flapping of a bird's wings. The only trees, which are spikey, Dr. Seuss-like and look like multi-armed beings...

Mining Groundwater for Profit: The Cadiz Project

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

If there were no adverse consequences of this kind of water mining, and if all that mattered was money, then perhaps using up this stock of water and turning it into a private good would make sense -- at least to the project owners.

Oasis Or Mirage? Company Wants To Tap Mojave Water

AP | By NOAKI SCHWARTZ and GARANCE BURKE | Posted 01.06.2012 | Green

CADIZ, Calif. -- Off historic Route 66 in the heart of the California desert the barren landscape of dry scrub and rock abruptly gives way to an oasis...

Phonehenge West Owner To Be Sentenced Today

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 09.21.2011 | Los Angeles

LANCASTER, Calif. — The eccentric builder of a village of odd-shaped structures called Phonehenge West avoided a trip to jail Friday when a judg...

Phonehenge West Residents Told To Start Packing

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Residents of Phonehenge West, the eccentric little village of colorful structures that rose up in the Mojave Desert over the years...

'Phonehenge' Builder Sentenced To Jail

Associated Press | CHRISTINA HOAG and JOHN ROGERS | Posted 09.07.2011 | Los Angeles

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) -- The eccentric California creator of a Mojave Desert compound of whimsical buildings known as Phonehenge West was jailed Frid...

'Phonehenge' Builder To Be Sentenced Friday For Illegal Folk Art

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 09.06.2011 | Los Angeles

ACTON, Calif. — Kim Fahey will tell you he never set out to be a folk hero of the Mojave Desert. He says he's just a regular guy who wanted a li...

11 Year-Old Drives Through Desert At Request Of Mom's Boyfriend

AP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Los Angeles

ADELANTO, Calif. -- An 11-year-old boy's highway drive landed his mother's boyfriend in jail, with investigators saying Wednesday that the man coaxed ...

Off-Road Racing Accident Kills Eight: So Who's Responsible?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Steve Parker

The horrific racing accident which took place this past weekend in the desert of Southern California now ranks among the top 10 racing disasters of all time.

Supreme Court Rules Mojave Cross Can Stay On Mojave Land

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

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Thieves Take Controversial Mojave Desert Cross

AP | ROBERT JABLON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A cross erected on a remote Mojave Desert outcropping to honor American war dead has been stolen less than two weeks after the U.S...

Blind Faith: Supreme Court Meltdown

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

If a Christian would not select a Star of David then why on earth would a Jew choose a cross? Yet that is exactly what Scalia proposes. The notion that the cross represents everybody is bizarre.

Supreme Court's New Season: Looking Ahead

Wall Street Journal | JESS BRAVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Questions before the Supreme Court, which begins its new term Monday, include corporate political spending, dog-fighting videos, a cross in the desert...

Feinstein Seeks To Block Solar Power From California Desert Land

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — California's Mojave Desert may seem ideally suited for solar energy production, but concern over what several proposed projects mig...

The Solar Rush Of '09: California Desert Land Selling Like Hotcakes

Clean Technology | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Not since the Gold Rush has there been such a stampede to stake out land in California and surrounding states, except this time, solar energy is the p...