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  • Sacrificial Land: Will renewable energy devour the Mojave Desert?

    Sacrificial Land: Will renewable energy devour the Mojave Desert?

    An unlikely group of activists is championing a new bill to protect the Mojave Desert. But even if it passes, large swaths of once empty land will be developed.

  • On losing nothing

    On losing nothing

    Climate change will transform both the Arctic and the Mojave Desert, but for different reasons

  • The fading Arizona town of Gila Bend bets big on solar

    The fading Arizona town of Gila Bend bets big on solar

    At last -- a place to put utility scale plants that won't ruin the desert. But will politics and the economy get in the way?

  • In the desert, questions without answers: A review of Gods Without Men

    In the desert, questions without answers: A review of Gods Without Men

    In Gods Without Men, British novelist Hari Kunzru wanders through time and space in California's Mojave Desert.

  • What's the best place for Big Solar?

    What's the best place for Big Solar?

    Environmentalists have been too busy squabbling over proposed solar plants to pay much attention to one of the most promising sites: Gila Bend, Ariz.

  • Ode to a very hot spot

    Live! From Death Valley is John Soennichsen’s "love letter to an ill-tempered mistress," California’s Death Valley

  • Solar spree

    Solar spree

    New solar energy projects are coming to California and Nevada.

  • Mortal fear and a state of wild grace

    In The Ice Cave: A Woman’s Adventures from the Mojave to the Antarctic, Lucy Jane Bledsoe chases her own wild fears across the landscape in search of a state of grace.

  • Discovery and recovery in a Mojave casino town

    Mary Sojourner's new novel, Going Through Ghosts, takes the reader on a journey of love, loss, abandonment and death.

  • Cowboy up to the energy boom

    In today’s complicated West, where retirees battle energy companies and environmentalists fight transmission lines carrying green power, maybe we need some heroic cowboys to help straighten everything out.

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