Category Archives: Southwest

Tumbleweeds overrun region

The infestation, triggered by the drought, raises the risk of wildfires Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, September 25, 2014 Three years of drought have triggered an infestation of tumbleweeds across Southern California, raising the risk of wildfires, … Continue reading

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Recovery mission: Keeping condors safe and flying high

The largest birds in North America are closely monitored by local groups working to save the animals from extinction. Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, September 5, 2013 As of July, there were a total of 429 California … Continue reading

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Water demand to exceed supply

The federal report predicts a drier future for the seven states that rely on the Colorado for water. A range of solutions, some impractical, are proposed. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, December 13, 2012 Water demand in … Continue reading

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Park service to host winter solstice sale Dec 2

As an early winter solstice celebration, and just in time for holiday shopping, the National Park Service will host its annual Winter Solstice Art Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Dec. 2 at Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture … Continue reading

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Obama administration approves 20-year ban on new mining claims near Grand Canyon

Source of this article: The Associated Press, January 10, 2012 The Obama administration is banning new hard rock mining on more than a million acres near the Grand Canyon, an area known to be rich in high-grade uranium ore reserves. … Continue reading

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Park official says science on Grand Canyon was ignored

Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, January 28, 2009 from the Washington Post Washington — Interior Department officials ignored key scientific findings when they limited water flows in the Grand Canyon to optimize generation of electric power there, … Continue reading

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Arizona’s Wave rock formation a stone-cold stunner

Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, November 20, 2007. The Wave is a huge, undulating formation. It’s the star among the surreal rocks that fill this part of the Southwestern landscape. By Hugo Martín, Times Staff Writer Big … Continue reading

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Sale of US land outside Zion NP to pay for development

Proceeds from U.S. acreage outside Zion park would be used for local development. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, June 6, 2006. By Julie Cart, Times Staff Writer ST. GEORGE, Utah — Its mild climate, stunning scenery and … Continue reading

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Middle of Nowhere Is a Center of Conflict

A federal plan allows more recreation and mining in a rugged land of national monuments. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, April 19, 2006. By Julie Cart, Times Staff Writer VERMILION CLIFFS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Ariz. — The 3 … Continue reading

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New Mexico, Wyoming Know This Drill

When energy costs rise, coffers fatten. But the past has taught the states lessons about going on a $230-million spree. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, October 2, 2005. By Nicholas Riccardi Times Staff Writer SANTA FE, N.M. … Continue reading

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