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burning to save australia's western desert


earthrise travels into ancestral martu territory to learn about the wildfire prevention practice of land burning.






the marines' plan to save california desert tortoises includes 'raven no-fly zon


the u.s. marines will soon blast the western mojave desert with green lasers and may someday deploy chemical weapons in an effort to beat back marauding ravens’ aerial assault on baby tortoises. the “raven no-fly zones” will be part of the largest effort ever to relocate tortoises — an initiative...






iraqi commanders say a spot in the desert is key to winning control of the city


the soldiers milled around the hilltop, taking turns to look through binoculars at the village burning in the valley below. beside them lay the tanks of the 36th armored brigade, their fronts buried in the desert sand. they trained their turrets toward the buildings of mosul that stretched along...






shark kills 17-year-old surfer in southern australia


perth, australia (ap) — a 17-year-old surfer has been killed by a shark off australia’s south coast. a police statement says the girl was surfing with her father when she was attacked off esperance in western australia state on monday afternoon. she was taken in critical condition to esperance hospital, where she died. australia has […]






firefighters tell man to stop running into fire to save pets


coplay, pa. (ap) — pennsylvania firefighters say a man thought to be trapped in a burning home was actually on a mission to save his pets. fire officials say john horwith kept going back into the burning house tuesday night to look for his cats and dogs. fire chief robin hood tells the morning call […]






shark kills 17-year-old surfer in southern australia


perth, australia (ap) — a 17-year-old surfer was killed by a shark monday off australia’s south coast, police said. the girl was surfing with her father when she was attacked off esperance in western australia state on monday afternoon, a police statement said. she was taken in critical condition to esperance hospital, where she died. […]






study: stopping global warming only way to save australia's great barrier reef


reducing pollution and curbing overfishing won't prevent the severe bleaching that is killing coral at catastrophic rates, according to a study of australia's great barrier reef. in the end, researchers say, the only way to save the world's coral from heat-induced bleaching is with a war on global...






firefighters tell man to stop running into fire to save pets


pennsylvania firefighters say a man thought to be trapped in a burning home was actually on a mission to save his pets.






two western slope wildfires combine to scorch over 6,000 acres


two wildfires burning on colorado's western slope combined have scorched more than 6,000 acres and forced road closures.






premier: trump ban doesn’t affect australia p port holders


canberra, australia (ap) — the white house had ured australia that its p port holders won’t be affected by president donald trump’s executive order suspending immigration from seven muslim-majority countries, the australian prime minister said tuesday as he resisted pressure to join other western leaders in publicly denouncing the travel ban. prime minister malcolm turnbull made […]






executive flying 4,000 cows to qatar from u.s. and australia to replace fresh mi


'this is the time to work for qatar': it will take as many as 60 flights for qatar airways to deliver the 590-kilogram beasts to the gulf desert






why visit this 'desert beach'? get back to nature for a weekend escape at the sa


“a day trip to the salton sea?” my family sputtered during our golf holiday in the desert. ok, true, its heyday as the “desert beach destination” of southern california ended decades ago, but c’mon guys. i did find kayaking and bird watching for us. in an “audubon meets venice boardwalk” compromise,...






tourists descend as temperatures climb in death valley


desert dwellers in the western u.s. see temperatures topping 120 degrees as a reason to hunker down indoors and turn up the air conditioning.






study: stopping global warming only way to save coral reefs


reducing pollution and curbing overfishing won't prevent the severe bleaching that is killing coral at catastrophic rates, according to a study of australia's great barrier reef. in the end, researchers say, the only way to save the world's coral from heat-induced bleaching is with a war on global warming.






marines, looking to expand twentynine palms training grounds, airlift 1,100 dese


more than 1,000 desert tortoises are taking a trip with the marine corps this month. the military is using helicopters to relocate the tortoises to another part of the mojave to make way for an expansion of its desert training grounds. during the two-week-long process, the hubcap-sized tortoises...






see the epic anza-borrego desert super bloom for yourself


you've heard all about the "super bloom" taking place in southern california's anza-borrego desert, but the thought of driving out to the desert sounds anything but super. this post is for you. many considered last weekend to be the official start of the much-anticipated wildflower display that...






prepare for traffic on your way to the desert wildflower bloom


the desert of east county is in full bloom thanks to ample winter rains, and, if traffic reports are any indication, everyone wants to see it. the super bloom that has sprouted in the anza-borrego desert state park has attracted huge crowds, creating traffic problems in the borrego springs area,...






australia says facebook and google are paying more local tax


canberra, australia (ap) — australia’s treasurer says facebook, google and other multinational companies are paying tax in australia on their australian profits instead of shifting income to low-tax countries since the government cracked down on tax avoidance. treasurer scott morrison told parliament on tuesday that australia will receive an extra 2 billion australian dollars ($1.5 […]






spring burning restrictions for central minnesota start friday


the dnr is encouraging residents to use alternatives to burning.






spring burning restrictions for central minnesota start friday


the dnr encourages residents to use alternatives to burning.






spring burning restrictions for central minnesota start friday


the dnr is encouraging residents to use alternatives to burning.






44 migrants, including babies, die of ‘thirst’ in niger desert


at least 44 migrants, including women and babies, were found dead after their vehicle broke down in the desert of northern niger while on the way to libya, local officials said thursday. “the number of migrants who died in the desert is 44 for now,” said rhissa feltou, the mayor of agade...






sergio garcia finishes off wire-to-wire win at dubai desert cl ic


sergio garcia s a final-round three-under-par 69 to win the dubai desert cl ic on sunday after holding the tournament lead since the opening round.  the spaniard, who had never posted a top-10 finish in his previous seven desert cl ic appearances, finished on a 19-under 269, three strokes...






australia close to resettling 12,000 syrian refugees


canberra, australia (ap) — australia is close to resettling the 12,000 refugees from the war in syria and iraq it promised to urgently take more than a year ago, an official said wednesday. all 12,000 have been issued visas and more than 10,000 have already been brought from middle eastern refugee camps to australia, immigration […]






priorities of coral and coal clash in aussie sunshine state


canberra, australia (ap) — as many australians grapple with how to save their great barrier reef from global warming, others are preoccupied with building one of the world’s biggest coal mines nearby. coal mining and environmental tourism are both cash cows for the state of queensland, a resource-rich northeast playground that promotes itself as australia’s […]






in the mojave desert, a winding route reveals the weird and the wonderful


there is no place as intense and wondrous and few people as compelling as those who make the california desert their home.






born to be wild (flowers): three springtime delights in the desert


while you might not see so-called "superblooms" of wildflowers in desert destinations this year, stunning bursts of color are still worth the trip.






datebook: a sprawling desert biennial, african art that captures life's transiti


a new biennial in the desert. african art that captures moments of transition. and paintings inspired by the smell of rain and earth. plus: a  mono-ha artist, art that addresses fear and a solid rack of performances. here are 10 exhibitions and events to check out in the coming week: "desert x,"...






three killed in head-on collision between passenger car and big rig near desert


three people were killed monday in a head-on collision between a passenger car and a big rig about 19 miles north of desert center in riverside county, authorities said. a fourth person was extricated from one of the vehicles and airlifted with serious injuries to desert regional medical center...






tourists flock to death valley as temperatures approach 120 degrees


desert dwellers in the western u.s. see temperatures topping 120 degrees as a reason to hunker down indoors and turn up the air conditioning.






‘bioblitz’ scientists to survey california desert valley


los angeles (ap) — scientists will fan out across a california desert valley this weekend to take an inventory of everything there that flies, hops, runs, swims or grows in the dirt. it’s been 45 years since researchers last scoured amargosa valley near the northern edge of the mojave desert. that accounting of species led […]






california desert sees "superbloom" after winter of heavy rains


storms dumped enough rain to bring to life wildflower seeds that have been lying on the desert floor for years






flames rip through arizona, topping us in wildfires


nearly 30 wildfires tore through dry and windy arizona on monday, drawing crews from across the western united states to the state with the most blazes burning in the nation.






when ngos save children who don't want to be saved


western media misrepresent voluntary child labour as slavery.






did al capone sleep here? never mind: you can rest easy at two bunch palms, a pe


in the golden age of hollywood, palm springs was the desert playground for glamorous types who wished to see and be seen. to avoid the limelight, they escaped to two bunch palms resort [67425 two bunch palms trail, desert springs; (800) 472-4334,]. for more than 75 years, two bunch palms has...