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Chris Clarke
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Attended SUNY at Buffalo
Lives in Joshua Tree, CA
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A small snail found only in a few small hills in the Mojave Desert has launched a public dispute, as mining interests and wildlife advocates spar over whether the species should be granted federal protection.
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A report released Tuesday offers a chilling bit of news: working to protect the world's wildlife and its habitat can make you some ruthless enemies. According to a report by the human rights watchdog group Global Witness, at least 908 environmental activists worldwide were murdered in retaliation for their work between 2002 and 2013.
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Regardless of what you've heard, the BLM didn't round up Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's cattle from public lands to pave the way for a Chinese solar project.
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"Overgrazing is much too weak a term. Most of the public lands in the West, and especially in the Southwest, are what you might call "cowburnt." Almost anywhere and everywhere you go in the America...
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My very first car was an old Willey's and my buddy and I haunted those "cowburnt" lands. I had the pleasure to be the young muscle on many a professorial collecting trip studying the ecology of the four cornors.
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A report just made public by the California Energy Commission documents a disturbing amount of bird injuries at three large California desert solar power plants, and says that there are no easy fixes to the issue.
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A much-celebrated Los Angeles puma whose image graced the pages of a national magazine last year is suffering serious health effects from exposure to rat poison, according to biologists working with the National Park Service.
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A national river protection and advocacy group has released its annual ranking of the most-endangered rivers in the United States, and a California watercourse that's been hammered by diversions and drought has the dubious honor of First Place.
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It's a reminder that while present-day California no longer has many Ice Age animals, many are still everyday sights around the Golden State.
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Unlike more forward-thinking states such as Oklahoma and Arizona, we don't have a state amphibian. And that's an omission Coachella Valley Assembly Member V. Manuel Perez wants to remedy: he's introduced a bill that would give the red-legged frog that honor.
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The roundup of as many as 900 illegally grazed cattle from Nevada public lands continued with nary a hitch on Monday, despite grandiose threats of a "range war" from the livestock's owner.
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Work
Occupation
Writer/Editor
Employment
  • KCET
    Freelance writer, 2011 - present
  • Desert Biodiversity
    Director, 2011 - present
  • Desert Protective Council
    Writer/Editor/Webguy/Photographer, 2011
  • Earth Island Institute, Verde Media, Ecology Center
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Currently
Joshua Tree, CA
Previously
Palm Springs, CA - Buffalo, NY - Pinole, CA - Berkeley, CA - Oakland, CA - Nipton, CA - Arlington, VA - Los Angeles, CA - Richmond, CA - Penn Yan, NY - Ovid, NY
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Nature & environment writer, desert conservation advocate, occasionally notorious blogger.
Introduction
Passionate solitudinous desert lover. See Coyote Crossing at http://coyot.es/crossing for more.
Bragging rights
I was given a fancy certificate for perfect attendance in first grade. I have discovered an homeopathic cure for existential misery, but it requires a broad desert valley full of sun-warmed Artemisia tridentata. When James Watt was US Secretary of the Interior I persuaded him to use organic pest control methods in his garden. At age eight my parents handed me over to a band of Hungarian priests who ran a mysterious "school" where the pedagogy involved sitars, wine and lasers. I have smuggled Buddha statues across state lines to deliver them to fugitive members of the American Indian Movement. I firmly believe Thai sweet chili sauce is the only acceptable condiment for use on Tater Tots.
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  • SUNY at Buffalo
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