The University of Arizona's Desert Laboratory, a unique
desert biological field station, faces the pressure of the city of
Tucson's growth and the uncertain future of the land.
by Peter Friederici,
Mar 03, 1997
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
by Tony Davis,
May 07, 2001
For 20 years, David Bertelsen has been in love with the
same five-mile trail up Finger Rock Canyon north of Tucson, keeping
track of its animal and plant life and watching out for the
well-being of a fragile landscape.
by Devin Odell,
May 21, 2001
In Arizona's Galiuro Mountains, desert streams appear and
disappear during the course of a day, and the native fish that have
adapted to this complex ecosystem face extinction due to introduced
by Craig Childs,
Sep 10, 2001
The essays in Gary Paul Nabhan’s Arab/American
celebrate the landscape, culture and cuisine of two great deserts:
The Middle Eastern lands from which his ancestors came and the
Sonoran Desert he now lives in.
by Evelyn Schlatter,
Apr 14, 2008
Los Angeles needs green power, but some environmentalists
are up in arms over plans to build transmission lines across the
by Judith Lewis,
Jun 08, 2008
In The Black Rock Desert, writer William L. Fox and
photographer Mark Klett visit a remarkable corner of northeastern
by Michelle Nijhuis,
Feb 03, 2003
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.
by Mitch Tobin,
Mar 03, 2003
United States, Mexico and Tohono O'odham Indians work to
preserve the Sonoran Desert.
by Florence Williams,
Mar 21, 1994
California Desert Protection Act nears approval.
May 16, 1994