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2009-04-19 09:10:00

As electricity-hungry cities across the western U.S. look to cash in on one of the desert's few abundant natural resources "“ sunlight "“ some say they may be endangering rare desert animals as they compete for the area's rarest of resources: water.Water has been traditionally used as the most cost-efficient means for cooling large-scale solar energy plants.  As many energy companies have responded to Washington's call to up the scale of the countries renewable energy...

2007-07-10 09:30:00

38 fragile pupfish remain as experts scratch heads, mystery's surface AMARGOSA VALLEY, Nev. -- It's 110 degrees, hardly a heat wave for Death Valley. And in a small, bathtub-warm pool below a steep, rocky incline, small fish appear to be at play, darting and chasing each other through patches of algae. These are Devils Hole pupfish and, aside from the strangeness of finding fish in the middle of North America's harshest desert, they're about as remarkable to the naked eye as a fat tadpole....

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2007-04-13 19:46:39

The Devil's Hole pupfish, Cyprinodon diabolis, is an endangered species of fish native to Devil's Hole, a geothermal (92°F), aquifer-fed pool within a limestone cavern in the Amargosa Desert of Nevada east of Death Valley. It is the smallest desert pupfish species, averaging .75 in (19 mm) in length. Physical Description Devil's Hole pupfish are less than .98 in (2.5 cm) long and resemble other pupfish in shape. They lack pelvic fins and have large heads and long anal fins. Breeding...

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