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Nov 21, 2012 at 2:03 PM
The 250-megawatt solar farm 30 miles northeast of Las Vegas will generate enough electricity for 118,000 homes more than 280 miles away in Los Angeles.
Nov 19, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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.
Oct 12, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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.
Jan 5, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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.
Nov 7, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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.
Mar 31, 2011 at 3:00 PM
A massive solar project in San Bernardino County could displace as many as 140 rare desert tortoises, far more than the developer's original estimates.
Jan 5, 2011 at 4:27 PM
Five threatened desert tortoises relocated to build a solar energy plant in northeast San Bernardino County now appear to be sick.
Oct 1, 2010 at 2:39 PM
Love was in the air at Paris' spring-summer 2011 ready-to-wear shows on Friday, as Lanvin's sumptuous confections worked the world weary crowd of fashion insiders into a covetous lather.
Sep 29, 2010 at 1:57 PM
The size of a solar project in the Mojave Desert has been cut nearly in half to save habitat for the endangered desert tortoise.
Sep 23, 2010 at 2:21 PM
The California Energy Commission has approved plans to build a massive solar energy plant in the Mojave Desert that will place some 350,000 mirrors on habitat of the endangered desert tortoise.
Aug 16, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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.
Apr 9, 2010 at 11:35 PM
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...
Feb 12, 2010 at 12:23 PM
Concerns about the endangered desert tortoise have prompted a company to scale back plans for an enormous solar power project in the Mojave Desert.
Jan 4, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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.
Dec 21, 2009 at 5:04 PM
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has introduced legislation that would prohibit development on about 1 million acres of Southern California desert.