The Marine Corps is hoping to deploy some four-footed recruits in the Mojave Desert — about 500 threatened desert tortoises. It's a serious shell game that aims to help save the species from extinction.
The government is establishing 17 new "solar energy zones" on 285,000 acres in six states: California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. Most of the land — 153,627 acres — is in Southern California.
In the winter, though, as temperatures drop down to freezing at night, travelers can find great beauty in desert campgrounds, from Joshua Tree National Park, 140 miles east of Los Angeles, to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, about 90 miles northeast of San Diego.
CADIZ, Calif. (AP) — 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 of tall green trees heavy with lemons and grape vines awaiting next month's harvest.
Off-roaders fear a federal review announced Monday into a weekend race accident that killed eight and injured 10 more in the Mojave Desert could lead to further restrictions — or even spell the end — of their sport.
On April 17th from 10am to 4pm CALM and local Audubon Society members will be celebrating Naturally Green Day. Activities will include discovering and identifying local songbirds to learning how to properly prune a tree. You can also become up to...
Two popular off-road vehicle routes in the Mojave Desert may be closed to protect the desert tortoise habitat. The Center for Biological Diversity protested a 2008 decision by the Bureau of Land Management to open the off-road vehicle routes in Kern County.