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  • Walking on a Wire

    Los Angeles needs green power, but some environmentalists are up in arms over plans to build transmission lines across the Mojave Desert.

  • Lines in the sand

    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.

  • The Weed-wackers

    Botanist Sue Rutman has had surprising success just yanking up buffelgrass, but herbicides remain the first line of defense

  • Bonfire of the Superweeds

    In Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, good intentions are responsible for the introduction of exotic buffelgrass – but all the good intentions in the world may not be enough to save the desert now that this invasive and fire-prone plant is spreading

  • 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

  • The Lure of the Lawn

    It’s not easy to wean Westerners away from their lush, traditional, turfgrass lawns, but with drought an increasing fact of life, Xeriscape gardening is finally catching on

  • How a tiny owl changed Tucson

    The cactus ferruginous pygmy owl has been removed from the endangered species list, but Tucson area leaders say they plan to continue the desert conservation efforts put in place to help the very rare bird

  • Saving water from the sky

    In Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands, Tucson author Brad Lancaster gives a hands-on inspirational guide for how to harvest the desert Southwest’s rare moisture

  • Perseverance

    Illegal border crossers face a dangerous journey filled with heat, dust, flies and thirst, and always the danger of capture and deportation

  • A very brief conversation with a Jet Fighter

    A long solitary hike through an empty, pristine desert is interrupted by a close encounter with an F-16 fighter plane

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