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  • Local stargazers escape to the desert

    Local stargazers escape to the desert
    They traveled more than 200 miles from the San Gabriel Valley to reach one of the darkest corners in Southern California. Three hours before sunset on Saturday, half a dozen amateur astronomers unloaded high-powered telescopes onto a concrete platform...
  • Roger Kennedy dies at 85; former National Park Service director

    Roger Kennedy dies at 85; former National Park Service director
    One day deep in the administration of George W. Bush — a time of tumult among environmentalists and conservationists — Roger Kennedy found himself shaking his head and sighing. The Endangered Species Act was in the cross hairs of a...
  • Southern California Moments: Looking back on 2011 and ahead to 2012

     
    365 days, 365 photos. Over the course of the year we've made a lot of new friends and seen a lot of great photography. Above are the 12 photos that struck us as our favorites from each month. From Batman......
  • Dispute over Mojave cross on federal land moves closer to resolution

     
    The National Park Service moved one step closer Tuesday toward resolving an 11-year dispute over the display of crosses on public land in the Mojave National Preserve....
  • Sacrificing the desert to save the Earth

    Sacrificing the desert to save the Earth
    Construction cranes rise like storks 40 stories above the Mojave Desert. In their midst, the "power tower" emerges, wrapped in scaffolding and looking like a multistage rocket. Clustered nearby are hangar-sized assembly buildings, looming berms of sand...
  • Reader photos: Southern California Moments Day 296

     
    Red, white, blue and brown: Hikers huddle under an American flag in this Aug. 9 photo in the Mojave National Preserve by Michael Lloyd. Every day of 2011, we're featuring reader-submitted photos of Southern California Moments. Follow us on Twitter......
  • High school students chronicle the lives of desert tortoises in new book.

     
    Armed with digital cameras, 13 Southern California high school students ignored the discomfort of temperatures hovering above 100 degrees, lying on their stomachs in the dirt and cactus spines to document the behavior and habitat needs of desert...
  • What California students learned photographing desert tortoises could -- and did -- fill a book

     
    Thirteen Southern California high school students are the artists behind a new photography book that explores the lives of desert tortoises, a species considered vulnerable to extinction. The publication of the book, "Tortoises Through the Lens: A...
  • Special Amtrak train to run from Los Angeles to Mojave National Preserve

     
    The Kelso Flyer, a special two-day passenger train ride from Los Angeles to the Kelso Depot in the heart of the Mojave National Preserve, will help determine if there is a market for routine railroad tours through Southern California's high......
  • Rare earths: Time for the U.S. to boost production?

     
    Congress may soon ask the U.S. to ramp up its efforts to snag a larger share of the critical global rare earths supply chain. Reps. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced a bill Wednesday that would direct......
  • Two San Diego fishermen admit illegally fishing for tuna in Mexican waters

     
    Two commercial fishing captains from San Diego pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegally fishing for albacore tuna in Mexican waters without the permits required by Mexican law and an international treaty. Nathan Lee, 36, captain of the fishing boat Two...
  • Conservation group asks White House to commit to national parks

     
    These parks are in jeopardy,” said Ron Tipton, NPCA senior vice president. “We are concerned about the condition of park resources, but we also believe there are solutions to all these challenges. We believe there is hope and opportunity.&#...