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2007-07-10 09:30:00

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.

2006-04-04 17:50:00

The proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage site in the Nevada desert would be authorized to hold twice as much nuclear waste as currently planned under legislation the Bush administration said it will send to Congress on Wednesday.

2006-04-04 12:50:05

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration will send to Congress on Wednesday a legislative proposal designed to hasten the opening of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage site in Nevada, U.S. Energy Secretary Sam Bodman said.

2006-03-22 18:15:00

The state of Nevada on Wednesday sued the Bush administration to compel it to publicize key documents on its plan to build a long-delayed nuclear waste dump in the Nevada desert.

2006-03-01 18:33:50

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration is planning steps to advance its long-stalled proposal to build a nuclear waste dump in the Nevada desert, officials told Congress on Wednesday.

2006-02-23 16:48:47

By Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration should remove federal limits on the amount of nuclear waste that could be stored at a proposed waste dump in the Nevada desert, U.S. nuclear industry lobbyists said on Thursday.

2005-06-08 06:50:28

Scientists trying to study the endangered Devils Hole pupfish near Death Valley inadvertently nudged the endangered fish closer to extinction.


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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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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.