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Stories with subject: Deserts
  • Tortoise population in southern Utah steady but small 
    Updated: May-01-16 5:53 pm

    ST. GEORGE, Utah - The Mojave Desert Tortoise population is holding steady in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve in southern Utah, but the animal still hasn't fully recovered from fires and drought that negatively impacted the population more than a decade ago.

  • NY reports high wildfire danger across the state 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 4:10 pm

    ALBANY, New York - New York conservation officials say the fire danger is high across most of the state with specific warnings issued in several areas due to dry conditions and rising temperatures.

  • Montana Wilderness Association launches online hiking guide 
    Updated: Apr-15-16 11:47 am

    BOZEMAN, Montana - A blast of cold, snowy weather swept across southwest Montana the first week of spring, coating the mountains in fresh powder and providing a chilly reminder of winter. But now warmth has finally arrived, and with sunny skies and pleasant weather on the horizon, it's time to retire the skis for the year and lace up the hiking boots.