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  • Don’t trash Joshua Tree National Park

    Seth Shteir is appalled at the prospect of a gigantic landfill planned for the fragile desert landscape next to Joshua Tree National Park.

  • Don’t let stars wink out all over the West

    Seth Shteir praises darkness – and denounces light pollution – after going stargazing in Great Basin National Park.

  • A country cousin visits the big city

    Seth Shteir is astonished to encounter a small, endangered burrowing owl hiding in an auto mechanic’s shop deep in the wilds of Los Angeles.

  • An empty canyon full of everything

    Seth Shteir goes looking for birds and finds all kinds of wonderful things in a little-known corner of northeastern Nevada known as Lamoille Canyon.

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