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Chris Clarke
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Lives in Joshua Tree, CA
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Imagine we found a country the size of France covered in ancient forest, where trees a century old were mere saplings just getting started, where the oldest sprouted when near-mythical monsters roamed the landscape. Imagine visiting this country, standing…
Imagine we found a country the size of France covered in ancient forest, where trees a century old were mere saplings just getting started, where the oldest sprouted when near-mythical monsters roa...
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  In March of this year, Indigenous environmentalist Berta Cáceres was assassinated in Honduras. Her family is certain the assassins were sent to end Cáceres’ opposition to a twenty-megawatt hydroelectric project at Agua Zarca, on the Gualcarque River…
In March of this year, Indigenous environmentalist Berta Cáceres was assassinated in Honduras. Her family is certain the assassins were sent to end Cáceres' opposition to a twenty-megawatt h...
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I’ve been seeing neatly dissected prickly pear fruits out here the last few weeks, and yesterday morning I learned who might be responsible for some of them. I watched as a pair of white-tailed antelope ground squirrels, Ammospermophilus leucurus,…
I've been seeing neatly dissected prickly pear fruits out here the last few weeks, and yesterday morning I learned who might be responsible for some of them. I watched as a pair of white-tailed ant...
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Your grandchildren will ask how we could possibly have been so blind. Your grandchildren will ask what it must have been like to live in a world with tigers, sea turtles, to live in a world where the tide line wrack was made of wood and kelp. Your…
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My 7-yo son, when he learned about global warming : "I thought grown-ups were smart."
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If LADWP and San Bernardino County are better at protecting the desert than your land management agency is, your agency really needs a time-out to think about what it did.
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Some folks may have the luxury to hold out for “the perfect.” But a lot of Americans are hurting right now and they can’t wait for that. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 30, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Some folks may have the luxury to…
Some folks may have the luxury to hold out for “the perfect.” But a lot of Americans are hurting right now and they can’t wait for that. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 30, 2016 Some folk...
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Having decided to renew my attention to this blog, I spent a little time tonight looking through some of the hundreds of posts I’ve written here in the last 13 years, each one a little time capsule from a time before my life splintered. I got what I…
Having decided to renew my attention to this blog, I spent a little time tonight looking through some of the hundreds of posts I've written here in the last 13 years, each one a little time capsule...
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I don’t write at Huffington Post, Medium, Daily Kos, or other websites that generate income based almost entirely on the assumption that writers will work for free. So why, I started wondering this week, do I write for free on Facebook? I don’t have a…
I don't write at Huffington Post, Medium, Daily Kos, or other websites that generate income based almost entirely on the assumption that writers will work for free. So why, I started wondering this...
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All this is temporary. The slick-slant concrete walls will fail to flood control in three days, or three hundred years. The mountains grow four inches in a century. We drive atop their alluvial fans, a layer of debris two miles thick a hundred wide. It…
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I planted a saguaro cactus in the front yard today, with a little help, or at least companionship, from my dog Heart. I don’t remember how long I’ve had the cactus. It’s been at least 10 years since I bought it in a fancy cactus nursery in Berkeley,…
I planted a saguaro cactus in the front yard today, with a little help, or at least companionship, from my dog Heart. I don't remember how long I've had the cactus. It's been at least 10 years sinc...
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Work
Occupation
Writer/Editor
Employment
  • KCET
    Editor, 2014 - present
  • KCET
    Freelance writer, 2011 - 2014
  • Desert Biodiversity
    Director, 2011 - 2011
  • 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
Story
Tagline
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.
Education
  • SUNY at Buffalo
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