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2014-09-12 08:23:59

The festival, which celebrates the area's Native American culture and history, expects to receive thousands of history, environment and nature enthusiasts. RIDGECREST, Calif., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 100,000 petroglyphs, or Native American Rock Art, enveloped within the mighty walls of Little Petroglyph Canyon, the word "little" is hardly the adjective that comes to mind. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140911/145539 Logo -...

2014-09-10 23:01:28

The Bureau of Reclamation announced that it has awarded three contracts totaling $7.46 million for work in the Lower Colorado Region at Hoover Dam and in Yuma, Arizona. Boulder City, Nev. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 The Bureau of Reclamation announced that it has awarded three contracts totaling $7.46 million for work in the Lower Colorado Region at Hoover Dam and in Yuma, Arizona. The first contract is for $1.94 million to Precision Crane & Hoist Services, Inc., to replace the...

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

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. According to National Geographic’s Jason Bittel, these “sailing stones” (also known as the “sliding rocks” of Death...

2014-07-10 23:01:14

On May 28, 2014, an Illinois appellate court upheld a $1,779,000 jury verdict in favor of George Mitchell, who suffered disabling cumulative trauma neck injuries after working over 14 years as a track laborer for BNSF. Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 On May 28, 2014 Schlichter Bogard & Denton reports that an Illinois appellate court upheld a $1,779,000 jury verdict in favor of George Mitchell (2014 IL App (3d) 120664-U), who suffered disabling cumulative trauma neck injuries...

2014-06-26 08:28:46

Grant will assist Invictus Foundation(TM) in raising awareness of behavioral health services provided to military members, veterans and their families. SEATTLE, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Invictus Foundation(TM), a national nonprofit organization providing individual and family behavioral health counseling services with licensed behavioral health practitioners to military members, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and their families, announces a grant from BNSF Railway to expand...

2014-05-12 12:21:16

Additional Food Industry Development Expected at RidgePort Logistics Center WILMINGTON, Ill., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ridge Development today announces the official launch of TransCold Express, a hub-to-hub refrigerated boxcar service operated by McKay TransCold that runs bi-directionally between Wilmington, Illinois, and Selma, California. As the first refrigerated boxcar unit train connecting the Midwest and West Coast in over half a century, TransCold Express presents produce...

2014-05-06 23:04:03

Energy giant NRG Energy has been unveiled as the exclusive lanyard sponsor at CSP Today USA 2014 (5-6 June, Las Vegas). London - UK (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 NRG Energy who partly own and operate the 392MW Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System will be giving a presentation at CSP Today USA 2014 about running the world’s largest CSP plant. At the conference NRG Energy will be speaking alongside project developer BrightSource Energy about the successes and challenges of developing a plant...

2014-04-07 08:21:03

Norfolk Southern, Genesee & Wyoming CEOs to address changes on Class I, short-line railroads; More rail shipper presentations scheduled SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Navigating the Changing Landscape" is the theme of the 2014 North American Rail Shippers meeting (www.railshippers.com) in San Francisco, May 28-30, at the Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel. This year's agenda includes chief executive officers from both Norfolk Southern and Genesee & Wyoming, operator of 111...

Mojave Desert
2014-04-07 04:44:08

[ Watch the Video: Arid Areas Absorb Unexpectedly Large Amounts Of Carbon ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Arid regions absorb an unexpectedly large amount of atmospheric carbon, according to the results of a 10-year research project in which scientists exposed the Mojave Desert to CO2 levels similar to those expected in 2050. The discovery, which appears in the journal Nature Climate Change, will give experts a better grasp on the earth’s carbon budget....

2014-03-12 23:02:50

Now Ivanpah has opened, all eyes are on the plant to see what its performance means for tower technology. It has now been announced that attendees of CSP Today USA 2014 (5-6 June, Las Vegas) will be given the opportunity to visit the operational plant. London, UK (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is now fully commercial and delegates will be able to get an exclusive first look at the facility on the morning of 4 June. Marco Geraghty, the organizer of the...


Latest Mojave desert Reference Libraries

Joshua Tree National Park
2013-04-18 01:11:37

Joshua Tree National Park is located in the southeastern portion of the state of California in the United States. The park contains 790,636 acres, of which 429,690 acres comprises a designated wilderness, and was named for the Joshua trees that are native to the area. The park features rock formations that are thought to have been formed nearly one million years ago by cooling lava. These include rectangular and spherical rocks. Joshua Tree National Park occurs along the borders of San...

Zion National Park
2013-04-17 14:54:52

Zion National Park is located near Springdale, Utah in the southwestern United States. The park holds 146,597 acres of protect land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes like the Parowan Fremont and Basketmaker Anasazi tribes. The Mormons were the first people of European ancestry to inhabit the area and in 1863, Isaac Behunin, the man who is credited with naming the area, moved into Zion Canyon. This canyon spans across 229 square miles and was used for farming and ranching by...

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...

Mojave Ground Squirrel, Xerospermophilus mohavensis
2012-07-25 13:51:49

The Mojave ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus mohavensis) is native only to the Mojave Desert in California. Frank Stephens discovered this squirrel in 1886. Its range includes areas of Inyo, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Kern counties. It can be found in Joshua tree woodlands, saltbush scrub, Mojave mixed woody scrub, and saltbush scrub. The preferred habitat of the Mojave ground squirrel contains abundant forage like spiny hopsage and winterfat, which allows the squirrels to live...

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2005-06-15 12:58:48

Zebra-tailed lizards are lizards of the genus Callisaurus in the reptile order Sauamata. These lizards live in open desert with fairly hard-packed soil, scattered vegetation and/or scattered rocks, typically desert flats, washes and plains. They range from 2.5 to 4 in (60 to 100 mm) in length. These lizards are gray to sandy brown, usually with series of paired dark gray spots down the back that become black bands on the tail. The underside of tail is white with black bands. Males have a...

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