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As the drought in California continues, investors are setting up shop in northwest Arizona to grow alfalfa and meet the demand of California's dairy industry.

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.
Posted In: arizona, farming, desert
The one-room Palmdale train station will go through big changes before it becomes a hub for California’s high-speed train.

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.
Posted In: desert, california, train, Palmdale

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.
Posted In: solar power, alternative energy, california, desert

Joshua Tree's gentrification

Nov 20, 2012
Author Rubén Martínez discusses our relationship with the desert and why we keep returning to it.
Posted In: desert, joshua tree, martinez, gentrification