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Death Valley: This Land of Extremes Now Recognized for Its World-Class Night Skies

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By David Lamfrom, California Desert Senior Program Manager Death Valley National Park is renowned for its awe-inspiring landscape and its extreme temperatures and elevations. Five months ago, the region was officially recognized as the hottest place on Earth after a team of climate scientists verified the park’s historic high temperature of an incomprehensible 134 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s why it can come [...]

Posted on: February 27 2013
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Defending the Desert in the Morongo Valley

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By Seth Shteir, California Desert Field Representative  On January 31, 2012, National Parks Conservation Association, Friends of Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, The Summer Tree Institute, The Wildlands Conservancy, and the Morongo Valley Chamber of Commerce teamed up to host an advocacy event to build support for Senator Dianne Feinstein’s California Desert Protection Act of 2011. The California Desert Protection Act [...]

Posted on: March 13 2012
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