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2014-08-05 12:38:56

On a per-capita basis, Washington State University archaeologist Tim Kohler has documented a particularly bloody period more than eight centuries ago on what is now American soil.

2014-05-29 16:25:15

DURANGO, Colo., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ballantine Communications Inc., ("Ballantine") announced today that it has completed a merger with Rio Grande Publishing based in Las Cruces, New

2014-04-24 10:49:59

Today, the CEC released its Conservation Assessment for the Big Bend-Río Bravo Region: A Binational Collaborative Approach to Conservation, which identifies 29 priority conservation areas in a region straddling the United States-Mexico border that includes 11 different protected areas in the states of Texas, Coahuila, and Chihuahua.

2010-11-12 00:00:42

The Navajo Code Talkers on Tour to Celebrate Veterans Day and Raise Awareness This Veterans Day the Navajo Code Talkers, as part of the Navajo Code Talkers Foundation, will be participating in a number of events throughout America to tell their phenomenal stories and raise awareness of their planned museum project.

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2009-12-17 08:00:24

Global warming is giving a boost to Sonoran Desert plants that have an edge during cold weather, according to new research.

2009-07-31 10:09:00

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Chevron Mining Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), today announced the donation of 208 acres of land to the Navajo Code Talkers Association (NCTA) for the future home of a Code Talkers museum and veterans center.

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2009-04-06 07:45:46

As the US Southwest grew warmer from 18,700 to 10,000 years ago, juniper trees vanished from what is now the Mojave Desert, robbing packrats of their favorite food. Now, University of Utah biologists have narrowed the hunt for detoxification genes that let the rodents eat toxic creosote bushes that replaced juniper.

2008-08-03 12:00:17

The federal government wants your help to mull over strategies for recovering the threatened Mojave population of the desert tortoise by commenting on a draft version of the Revised Recovery Plan written by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

2008-07-17 12:01:05

By Alysa Landry, The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M. Jul. 17--SHIPROCK -- Cultural sensitivity and a focus on academics rank high on the list of characteristics parents and staff from Central Consolidated School District want to see in the next superintendent.


Latest Southwestern United States Reference Libraries

High Plains (United States)
2013-04-18 22:49:08

The High Plains are a sub region of the Great Plains mainly in the Western United States, but also partially in the Midwest states of Kansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota, generally ecompassing the western portion of the Great Plains before the region reaches the Rocky Mountains. The High Plains are located in southeastern Wyoming, southwestern South Dakota, eastern Colorado, western Nebraska, eastern New Mexico, western Kansas, northwestern Texas and western Oklahoma. They rise in elevation...

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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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