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FLYING THROUGH THE DROUGHT

  To celebrate Earth Day, actor William Shatner has proposed a very good idea. Since there is a severe drought in California, and there is an abundance of water in other areas, why not build a pipeline to bring the water from where it is to where it is needed? Shatner says he will try to raise  Continue Reading »

THE MYSTERY OF THE MOVING ROCKS

When young William Manly saved a desperate wagon train in 1849, a pioneer woman looked back at the deathly hot valley she had left and said, ”Goodbye Death Valley,” giving the place its forbidding name. As the now saved families gratefully left the hot desert, on which they had believed they were doomed to die, no  Continue Reading »

Almost Stuck in Death Valley

My car’s temperature gauge was heating dangerously as I pulled to the side of the road just outside Death Valley some years ago. Ahead of us was the endless desert to the horizon. There was nothing there but us.