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2011-08-03 11:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of large-scale solar power projects, today announced an amendment to the Development Agreement between Nye County and Tonopah Solar Energy LLC, SolarReserve's affiliate, that will require 90 percent of the construction workforce come from Nevada residents for the company's 110 megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy project located in Nye County, Nevada. The project is expected to create more than 600 jobs...

2011-05-05 16:41:00

TORRANCE, Calif., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction firm Barnhart Balfour Beatty is partnering with Sharefest Community Development for the 8th Annual Sharefest Workday on May 14, 2011. Ten schools in the Redondo and Torrance Unified School Districts will benefit from the work performed by Barnhart Balfour Beatty employee volunteers who will complete various school improvement projects such as building tables, benches and planter boxes; performing irrigation work; and providing...

2011-04-27 15:14:00

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Osprey Publishing is proud to announce the release of Steve Davies' Red Eagles in e-book format on May 3, 2011. Earlier this year, the book was named to the United States Air Force Chief of Staff's Recommended Reading List for Military Heritage, putting in the hands of hundreds of servicemen what Air & Space magazine called, "a wonderful tale...supremely told." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110427/CG90990)...

2011-02-01 18:14:00

CANTIL, Calif., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Friends of Jawbone: A federal judge Saturday declined to restrict public access to some 5,000 miles of roads and trails in the West Mojave desert. A coalition of environmental groups had asked United States District Judge Susan Illston to allow only the use of street legal vehicles across the 9.3 million acre planning area of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) West Mojave Plan (WEMO). Illston...

2010-06-04 07:10:00

Every minute, 10,000 gallons of water mysteriously gush out of the desert floor at a place called Ash Meadows, an oasis that is home to 24 plant and animal species found nowhere else in the world. A new Brigham Young University study indicates that the water arriving at Ash Meadows is completing a 15,000-year journey, flowing slowly underground from what is now the Nevada Test Site. The U.S. government tested nuclear bombs there for four decades, and a crack in the Earth's crust known as the...

2010-05-12 10:25:00

For the first time, an earthquake was recorded live in Devils Hole, home to the only population of a critically endangered pupfish species. To most people in the southwestern U.S., the April 4 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake felt like a rocking of the ground. But on a group of inch-long fish that exist nowhere else on Earth outside of "Devils Hole," a crack in the ground in Nevada's Mojave Desert, it unleashed a veritable tsunami. University of Arizona researchers were able to catch the event on...

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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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