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A Joshua tree in the desert. (AP Photo)

LA sanitation ends plans for dump near Joshua Tree

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County’s sanitation districts are no longer pursuing plans to build a 4,000-acre landfill near Joshua Tree National Park on former mine land. David Rothbart, supervising engineer at the Sanitation […]


A Joshua tree in the desert. (AP Photo)

Mojave Desert Joshua trees in unusual bloom

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Joshua trees — those spiky sentinels of the Mojave Desert — are having a blossom bonanza and nobody is quite sure why. Experts say millions have been bursting into bundles of greenish-white flowers in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah.



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