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Southwestern Bird And Reptile Distributions To Shift As

Southwestern Bird And Reptile Distributions To Shift As Climate Changes

U.S. Geological Survey Dramatic distribution losses and a few major distribution gains are forecasted for southwestern bird and reptile species as the climate changes, according to just-published research by scientists with the U.S. Geological...

Latest Sonoran Desert Stories

2014-02-19 23:28:26

Look for Tanimura & Antle in the Toss it Up Salad Bar arena and at the Plant-a-Pot interactive booth at Yuma Lettuce Days March 1 – 2, held at the Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park. This is the fourth consecutive year that Tanimura & Antle has supported this community festival that celebrates Yuma’s agricultural industry through interactive displays and culinary demonstrations. Yuma, AZ (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Look for Tanimura & Antle in the Toss it Up Salad Bar...

2013-11-27 23:29:35

Educational holiday gift that is easy to ship anywhere from Julie Originals. Desert Dwellers Flash Cards feature southwest alphabet animals by Artist and Mom, Julie Rustad. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 They say the best things come in small packages. And so it is with Desert Dwellers Flash Cards a perfect gift full of learning that pleases both parents and their preschoolers. The colorful flash cards contain facts and stories about a range of desert animals, from Anna's...

2013-08-19 23:21:47

Brad Schmett of Luxury Homes by Keller Williams today announced that the upcoming August 25, 2013 Free Park Day at Joshua Tree National Monument is expected to boost local real estate as it highlights the ideal location and close proximity of Coachella Valley homes to several of California’s most treasured natural preserves. Twentynine Palms, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Brad Schmett, Broker Associate with Luxury Homes by Keller Williams announced today that local home buyers and real...

Plants Pushed Up The Mountain By Warming Climate
2013-08-15 09:37:19

University of Arizona Comparing plant communities today with a survey taken 50 years ago, a UA-led research team is providing the first on-the-ground evidence for Southwestern plants being pushed to higher elevations by an increasingly warmer and drier climate. In a rare opportunity to directly compare today's plant communities with a survey taken in the same area 50 years ago, a University of Arizona-led research team has provided the first on-the-ground evidence that Southwestern...

Native Birds Can Be Helped With Native Landscaping In Urban Areas
2012-08-23 08:04:02

A recent study of residential landscape types and native bird communities in Phoenix, Ariz., suggests that yards mimicking native vegetation and wildlands offer birds 'mini refuges,' helping to offset the loss of biodiversity in cities A recent study of residential landscape types and native bird communities in Phoenix, Ariz., led by a University of Massachusetts Amherst urban ecologist suggests that yards mimicking native vegetation and wildlands offer birds "mini refuges," helping to...

2012-08-16 10:23:54

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After a competitive multi-state process, Accelr8 Technology Corporation (NYSE MKT: AXK) today announces that it is moving its headquarters from Denver, CO to Tucson, AZ. Founded in 1982, Accelr8 develops instruments used for the detection of pathogenic microorganisms. Its BACcel(TM) rapid diagnostic system, in development, is the first technology that is able to count and identify dangerous pathogens and their drug resistance expression within...

2012-08-07 06:26:24

SUNRISE, Fla. and YUMA, Ariz., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NationsHealth, Inc., a leading healthcare Business Process Outsourcing and engagement-based medical products solutions company, announced today the expansion of its business with the addition of a sixth location in Yuma, Arizona. The new location will meet the rapidly growing demand for its Medicare health insurance enrollment and customer service solutions, and is expected to generate up to 200 jobs in 2012 (agent, management,...

2012-07-25 06:22:14

www.DemandAPlan.org and Full-Page Ad in USA TODAY Ask: What Will President Obama and Governor Romney Specifically Do to Reduce Gun Violence? NEW YORK, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the tragedy in Aurora, a group of survivors and family members of victims of the January 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona today joined Mayors Against Illegal Guns to launch a national campaign, beginning with a full-page advertisement in USA TODAY, to demand a plan of action...

2012-07-24 06:20:21

TUCSON, Ariz., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial Metal Supply Company (IMS), the Southwest's largest metal service center, announced today that it will open its sixth store in Tucson in September of this year. The store, a retail center offering same day access to a broad variety of metals and sizes - continues a tradition of more than 60 years of service and growth. A broad range of businesses, including machine shops and sheet metal fabricators, after-market and off-road automotive...

2012-07-12 06:25:37

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scottsdale-based MC Companies celebrated the grand opening of their new community The Place At Canyon Ridge. The Place at Canyon Ridge adds 116 units to the Tucson market and is the first project to be completed by the company's newly formed construction division, MC Clark-Wayland. (MCCW) The Place at Canyon RidgeCanyon Ridge's location in close proximity to the University of Arizona, Pima Community College, local shopping and the I 10 freeway...


Latest Sonoran Desert Reference Libraries

Saguaro National Park
2013-04-17 16:10:15

Saguaro National Park is located in the southern region of Arizona in the United States. The park contains 91,442 acres of land, of which 70,905 acres comprise a designated wilderness, and is divided into two areas. Both sections of the park contain portions of the Sonoran Desert and the Rincon and Tuscon mountains ranges. The park received its name from the endemic saguaro cacti that occur throughout the area. In 1933, President Herbert Hoover designated the area as a national monument and...

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2009-07-01 13:11:19

The Nearctic is one of Earth's eight ecozones. The Nearctic covers most of North America, Greenland, and the highlands of Mexico. Southern Mexico, southern Florida, Central America, and the Caribbean are part of the Neotropic ecozone. The World Wildlife Fund divides the Nearctic into four bioregions. These four regions are the Canadian Shield, Eastern North America, Western North America, and Northern Mexico. The Canadian Shield bioregion extends across northern North America from the...

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2009-04-28 15:40:33

Brassica tournefortii is a species of mustard plant that is more commonly known as Asian, African and Sahara mustard. It is very similar to other mustard species blooming annually with long stems reaching just over 3 feet in length, but the flowers are a duller yellow. Indigenous to North Africa and the Middle East, this species was transported accidentally to the United States by humans. It grows abundantly in the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts and in hot valleys of southern California....

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2008-09-17 15:09:02

The Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre), is a perching bird native to the southwestern United States and much of Mexico. It is commonly found throughout the deserts and brush-filled areas of the south-western United States, from about the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and across New Mexico to west Texas, as well as most of Mexico, from the Sonoran-Chihuahuan Deserts and south through the Mexican Plateau to regions south of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt in south-central Mexico. The...

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2007-04-18 14:45:46

The Flat-tailed Horned Lizard, Phrynosoma mcallii, is a found in a small area of the Sonoran Desert of southwestern California, southwestern Arizona, and extreme northern Mexico. They are threatened by development, agriculture, and other man-made intrusions into their small range. The majority of their remaining habitat in the U.S.A. is administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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