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2014-09-30 23:21:54

Naturalist Journeys, a top nature tour company, announces a guided Death Valley tour scheduled for March 9-14, 2015.

racetrack playa mystery solved
2014-08-29 05:27:57

For nearly 80 years, scientists have been puzzled by the “sailing stones” of Death Valley National Park – massive rocks, some weighing 500 pounds or more, that inexplicably have long trails behind them as though they had been pushed through the dry, flat mud surface of the region known as Racetrack Playa.

2013-07-13 23:02:54

In 2013, Death Valley reached a record high for the month of June.

Death Valley Receives Gold Tier Dark Sky Label
2013-02-22 04:49:58

International Dark-Sky Association announced this week that Death Valley National Park is being designated as the largest International Dark Sky Park in the world.

2012-12-28 15:12:05

New Geosphere articles include additions to several special issues "Results of IODP Exp313: The History and Impact of Sea-level Change Offshore New Jersey"; "The ANDRILL McMurdo Ice Shelf (MIS) and Southern McMurdo Sound (SMS) Drilling Projects"; "Exploring the Deep Sea and Beyond: Contributions to Marine Geology in Honor of William R. Normark"; and "CRevolution 2: Origin and Evolution of the Colorado River System II."

Death Valley Still The Hottest Spot On Earth
2012-09-13 13:39:03

Meteorologists have ended an 80-year debate over where and what the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was.

Death Valley Crater May Have Future Big Bang Potential
2012-01-24 10:22:17

In California's Death Valley, death is looking just a bit closer. Geologists have determined that the half-mile-wide Ubehebe Crater, formed by a prehistoric volcanic explosion, was created far more recently than previously thought—and that conditions for a sequel may exist today.

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2010-08-12 09:45:00

In a particularly parched region of an extraordinary planet, rocks big and small glide across a mirror-flat landscape, leaving behind a tangle of trails.


Latest Death Valley Reference Libraries

Death Valley National Park
2013-04-17 12:51:27

Death Valley National Park is located in Nevada and California in the United States. Many tribes of nomadic Native Americans originally inhabited the area, like the Timbisha tribe that was present around 1,000 AD. It was discovered by American and European settlers who were searching for a shortcut to the gold mines in California. The valley was given its name by this group, despite the fact that only one of their party died there. In the late 19th and early 20th century, many boomtowns were...

2012-06-14 13:26:41

Symbol: PHVAV2 Group: Dicot Family: Hydrophyllaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AZ, CA, NV, UT Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants...

2012-06-14 13:33:56

Symbol: PETHG Group: Dicot Family: Loasaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   PEGI3 Petalonyx gilmanii Munz   PETHG2 Petalonyx thurberi A. Gray var. gilmanii (Munz) L.D. Benson Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA, NV Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants...

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2012-06-14 13:46:29

Symbol: PEFRF3 Group: Dicot Family: Scrophulariaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   PEFRF6 Penstemon fruticiformis Coville var. fruticiformis   beardtongue Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

2012-06-18 06:33:46

Symbol: CHVA4 Group: Dicot Family: Euphorbiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   EUVA Euphorbia vallis-mortae (Millsp.) J.T. Howell Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants...

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