In Arizona desert, big farms are springing up

Aug 19, 2015
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

Jul 27, 2015
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

Jul 2, 2013
Solar facilities like Ivanpah could be the future -- or, they could be a footnote in the history of clean energy.

Joshua Tree's gentrification

Nov 20, 2012
Author Rubén Martínez discusses our relationship with the desert and why we keep returning to it.