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The Two Towers

11/19/2013 ● By Steve

If all goes according to plan, a pair of gargantuan towers will soon rise from the desert floor...

Protestors Mourn the Death of Our Desert at Ocotillo

09/30/2012 ● By Steve

On National Public Lands Day, September 29, a funeral was held near Ocotillo, along the border of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, not for a human being, but rather for the desert itself.

Obama Administration Releases Their Roadmap for Widespread Solar Energy Development Across the Desert and Elsewhere

07/25/2012 ● By Steve

By Steve BrownTurning a deaf ear toward concerns about destruction of the desert's ecology, Native American cultural resources and sacred sites, lack of tribal consultation and public input, and

Traditional Ancestral Mourning Ceremony at Ocotillo Site near Devestating Wind Energy Project

06/18/2012 ● By Steve

A traditional Native American ancestral mourning ceremony and all-night wake will be held from 7 p.m., Saturday, June 23, to dawn, Sunday, June 24, near the wind energy site near the site of the Ocoti

Glimpses of the Native Desert - the June/July 2012 Issue

06/01/2012 ● By Steve

The Sun Runner offers "Glimpses of the Native Desert" in our June/July 2012 issue.  We explore Little Petroglyph Canyon, take a look at the film A Good Day to Die, and remember Dr. Katherine Siva

No Shame, No Respect: Solar Millennium Builds a Road on Ancient Geoglyphs

05/09/2012 ● By Steve

In the deserts of California, fast-tracked solar projects are proceeding without shame and without respect. BLM (Bureau of Land Management) permitting allowed projects to go ahead on the basis of inad

The Death of Tourism in our area and across the American West

05/09/2012 ● By Steve

By Steve BrownThe death of tourism in our area and across the American West. What could be causing it? Off-roading devestation? Theft and diversion of limited water resources? Rampant sprawl and unbri

US Bank donates to CSUSB Palm Desert Campus environmental expo

05/02/2012 ● By Steve

PALM DESERT, Calif. – US Bank has donated $5,000 to the third annual Environmental and Sustainability Expo, which will be held at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus on Thursday, May 10, and

The 2012 Desert Ecology Issue

04/01/2012 ● By Steve

Keep up with the environmental challenges that face the California deserts with The Sun Runner's 2012 Desert Ecology Issue.  Read about Joshua Tree development, Ivanpah solar power, wind developm