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    Climate Change And Its Side Effects In The Mojave Desert When someone thinks about the Mojave Desert, one can imagine sand and Joshua Trees, but no one thinks about the problems that face this land. To make matters worse, this problem faces all of earth. Climate change is a huge problem that not too many people want to face, or admit. There are also others who strongly oppose of this proposal. But whether or not we believe it, it is in fact true, and our earth is slowly dying from it. This problem is caused by the one and only, humans. Climate change is a real issue to all of earth and the Mojave desert, and this can become to grow into a disruptive, indestructible force if it is not acted on now. Climate change can cause major issues that can destroy the desert terrain, like wildfires and an increase in drought. A statistic by Erika Spanger-Siegfried from the Union of Concerned Scientists states that “ Wildfires in the western United States have been increasing in frequency and duration since the mid-1980s, occurring nearly four…

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    Invasive species in wetlands of the Mojave Desert negatively affect all aspects of the ecosystem. Invasive species are overtaking most of the wetlands in the Mojave Desert. Wetland areas in the desert are rare and very important sites for desert wildlife and migrating birds. Some of the main species that are invading wetland areas are Salt Cedar (Tamarisk spp.), Russian Knapweed (Acroptilon repens), Pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium), Fivehook Bassia (Bassia hyssopifolia) and Cheatgrass (Bromus…

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    flooding within the city limits. Floods make some roads un-drivable, are closed and detours are set up to re-route traffic. WINTER STORMS: Winter storms with snow, ice and freezing temperatures in various combinations, are fairly uncommon in Bullhead City, Arizona. The last snow in Bullhead City was in December of 2014 before then, it had been 28 years since our area had any snow. Bullhead City is prepared to handle minor winter emergencies and would get aid from neighboring communities if the…

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    Did you know that western diamondback rattlesnake can be found in multiple ranges. for an example they can be found in Arizona,California,New Mexico,Oklahoma,and Texas. What they eat for diet can be Mice, rats, rabbits, gophers, ground dwelling birds, lizards and other small animals. Some of the Diamondbacks predators are Eagles, hawks, roadrunners, kingsnakes, coyote, bobcats, and foxes. the diamondbacks can live up to approximately 15-20 years in captivity. The Diamondbacks live…

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    Mono Lake Research Paper

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    High in the Sierra Nevada mountains, there is Mono Lake, which is a large but secluded lake tucked away in a depression in the ground a few miles away from the nearest road. At first glance, it may seem like just another normal lake, but it is home to a bizarre, otherworldly landscape that was created when water from fresh water springs underneath the lake mixed with the lake’s salty, alkaline water, forming deposits of limestone. Near the south shore of Mono Lake, grotesque towers of rough,…

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    A desolated desert is flat and barren. The parched desert sun sears over any scrap of fauna, with thorns to tell us that they are a danger. The air is arid, with not a hint of moisture, weaving and scratching my pharynx. There is emptiness in the desert, it is full of lifeless and fearful snakes in desire to hiss, slither, and warn you a farewell to your own proceedings. However, I was wrong. Taking the clean air for granted, I did not feel the beauty of the wind blowing and interweaving through…

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    Bufflgrass Research Paper

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    The tropical desert is an environment of extremes: it is the driest and hottest place on earth. Rainfall is sporadic and in some years no measurable precipitation falls at all. The terribly dry conditions of the deserts is due to the year-round influence of subtropical high pressure and continentality. Western winds blow away from the 30-degree latitude belt, causing light surface winds and intense heat that evaporates moisture in the air. Low-latitude or tropical deserts are located…

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    It was 1968. After signing a land lease with the Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT), my family would ultimately trade highly urbanized southern California for the vast and barren desert of Parker, Arizona. It was only a few hours away, yet worlds apart. To give you an idea of the landscape, Major General George Patton trained his troops in the vicinity for warfare during World War II. The most extremes of the desert could be found in this region and it would become my new normal. The caveat?…

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    The Nullarbor Plain Desert Ecosystem Lars Hunt Location: The Nullarbor Plains Desert spans Western and Southern Australia, between approximately 30°S-32°S, 121°E-134°E (figure 1) (Ref 1). The Nullarbor plain is bordered by the arid salt lakes region of Western Australia, arid plains of Southern Australia, and North by the Great Victoria Desert. It is bordered on the south by the Great Australian Bight seacoast (Ref 2). Figure 1 - Location of Nullarbor Plain Biome: The Nullarbor…

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    The Sahara Desert is the largest desert in the world. According to geography. about.com, the desert covers over 3,500,000 square miles. That is about 10% of the African continent. Today the Sahara Desert is one of the driest and hottest places in the world. The average temperature is 86 degrees Fahrenheit and the temperature can rise up to 126 degrees Fahrenheit. The video “Bones of the Sahara” by PBS. The video is about a Paleontologist who discovers human bones in the Sahara Desert and he…

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