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Stories with subject: Deserts
  • New horned dinosaur species discovered in Montana by amateur story has photos
    Updated: May-18-16 4:49 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - A novice fossil collector's lucky find in a remote Montana badlands more than a decade ago has turned out to be a new kind of spectacularly-horned dinosaur, researchers announced Wednesday.

  • Nevada sheriff: 3 questioned in endangered fish vandalism story has photos
    Updated: May-13-16 4:12 pm

    PAHRUMP, Nevada - Three Nevada men have been questioned by investigators about vandalism in an environmentally fragile area of Death Valley National Park that may have killed one of the rarest fishes on earth, officials said Friday.

  • Authorities ID men who went on damaging Death Valley binge 
    Updated: May-10-16 9:04 pm

    AMARGOSA VALLEY, Nevada - Authorities have identified three men who went on a drunken binge in an environmentally fragile area of Death Valley National Park, damaging park property and possibly killing one of the rarest fishes on earth.

  • Leader: New Yucca Mountain report ignores impact on tribe story has photos
    Updated: May-10-16 8:17 pm

    LAS VEGAS - A Native American tribal leader said Tuesday that federal regulators failed to consider people living in the Death Valley area in a key environmental report about the likelihood of underground water contamination from a proposed radioactive waste dump in the Nevada desert.

  • California court upholds large urban water transfer 
    Updated: May-10-16 6:38 pm

    SAN DIEGO - A California appeals court on Tuesday upheld plans for a large transfer of Mojave Desert groundwater to homes and businesses in Southern California.

  • The Latest: $15,000 reward to catch Death Valley bingers 
    Updated: May-09-16 6:57 pm

    AMARGOSA VALLEY, Nevada - The Latest on the hunt for three men who went on drunken binge in Death Valley National Park (all times local):

  • In Jordan's spring desert bloom, hints of human history 
    Updated: May-04-16 10:04 am

    WADI EL-QATTAFI, Jordan - For a brief time, Jordan's eastern desert blooms. The dozens of mesas commanding the bleak horizons are now skirted with vegetation.

  • Tortoise population in southern Utah steady but small 
    Updated: May-01-16 5:53 pm

    ST. GEORGE, Utah - The Mojave Desert Tortoise population is holding steady in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve in southern Utah, but the animal still hasn't fully recovered from fires and drought that negatively impacted the population more than a decade ago.