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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.