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  • County unveils pioneering protection plan

    Tucson's innovative Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan will protect hundreds of thousands of acres of virgin desert while still allowing newcomers to build on less environmentally sensitive land.

  • Fences go up along the Mexican border

    The Border Patrol wants to erect 249 miles of fences along the Arizona-Mexico border, and some environmentalists are worried about their impact on desert wildlife.

  • On the borderline: A bleak, flat, grim, hot, gritty and wondrous desert

    United States, Mexico and Tohono O'odham Indians work to preserve the Sonoran Desert.

  • At home in the wasteland

    The Great Basin is changing from within and becoming a more environmentally enlightened place.

  • Developer under fire for destroying desert

    Developer George Johnson is being sued by the state of Arizona for major violations of environmental laws, committed in the early stages of his planned La Osa Ranch development

  • Mexico launches a green offensive

    The International Sonoran Desert Alliance hopes, with the cooperation of the U.S. and Mexican governments, to ease some of the problems - many environmental - that tightened border security is causing.

  • Have golf's glory days gone by?

    Golf – the game that brought grass to the desert – appears to have hit a rough patch in the West

  • Save the Sonoran

    Group Sonoran North fights development north of Phoenix, Ariz.

  • Desert saved from ‘dingbat’ development

    The Wildlands Conservancy buys 600,000 acres of Southern California desert, making the largest purchase of private land for conservation purposes in the country’s history

  • Barren, wild and worthless? Anything but

    Barren, Wild and Worthless: Living in the Chihuahuan Desert, Susan Tweit’s New Mexico memoir, is back in print

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