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Chris Clarke
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Attended SUNY at Buffalo
Lives in Joshua Tree, CA
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Think those December rains fixed the state's drought? Think again.
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As the government agencies drafting a massive plan to zone the California desert for energy development struggle to put a record number of public comments online, one comment in particular may cause the document's authors even more work.
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A disastrous train derailment that spilled thousands of gallons of crude oil and forced the evacuation of two West Virginia communities on Monday is causing trouble for proponents of a similar line in San Luis Obispo County, as the city of San Luis Obispo has pledged to oppose the line.
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Not California story but please consider sharing story on one of largest prairie dog colonies in US about to be bulldozed for a mall.  http://www.examiner.com/article/prairie-dogs-under-siege-colorado-mall-developer-takes-lethal-path
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I was asked by an enviro/writer friend on Facebook the other day a couple questions. To quote her: "...why don't more environmentalists stop eating meat and focus on animal agriculture as a problem?" Of course, when she wrot...
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A horned lizard whose decline has troubled conservationists for decades finally got a break today, when the California Fish and Game Commission agreed to consider adding it to the state's list of Endangered Species.
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There's something unusual about the Interior Department's PR blitz to mark the formal launch of the massive Desert Sunlight Solar Farm next door to Joshua Tree National Park: Interior doesn't mention the Park anywhere in its press release.
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This week The Guardian published perhaps the finest piece of writing I’ve ever seen in its pages, and it has gotten me thinking. The article, by British nature writer Robert Macfarlane, comes as a sort of prologue to his book Landmarks, due out next week.…
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The roots of those old dialect words from different parts of the UK may not be Indo-European.  "Smueuse" is definitely a keeper.  Does "annil" have something to do with annealing?  I must go look at The Guardian more
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Turkey vultures are turning up comatose in wildlife clinics in northern California, and a widely used veterinary euthanasia drug seems to be the culprit.
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A test of a solar power tower project in Nevada resulted in injuries to over a hundred birds, the BLM is reporting, though the project's owners say they've fixed the problem since.
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Solar-powered avian death ray!
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Imperial County is the California desert's toxic capital, with places like the east Coachella Valley and a few other spots not far behind.
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A bill introduced into the U.S. Senate that would increase protection on more than 2,200 square miles of the California desert is getting general acclaim from conservationists, but one part of the bill isn't winning unanimous support.
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A bill that would seriously curtail the reach of two major federal bird protection laws has been introduced in the House of Representatives, and its sponsors clearly intend the measure as a boon to the renewable energy industry.
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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
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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.
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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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