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Cactus poachers are picking the Texas desert clean of rare species
The lucrative cactus black market is booming, and many species are threatened with extinction.
Grounded planes find a temporary desert home during the pandemic
Many jetliners are being stored in the aviation equivalent of long-term parking in the southwestern desert of the U.S.
Desert homes become a hot commodity in California's real estate boom
The housing rush is fueled by the pandemic and the desire of people who can work remotely to get out of the city.
In Arizona desert, big farms are springing up
An investor group is developing thousands of acres, watering the land with water pumped from wells.
A desert city welcomes California's high-speed train
California's high-speed rail project is controversial because of its cost, but Palmdale is looking forward to bullet trains.
The future of desert solar power
Solar facilities like Ivanpah could be the future -- or, they could be a footnote in the history of clean energy.
Joshua Tree's gentrification
Author Rubén Martínez discusses our relationship with the desert and why we keep returning to it.