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The Most Solar Town in America

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Nipton, California taps the sun for its energy needs.

A small town on the border of the Mojave Desert is the new leader in solar energy. Nipton, California, a town of about 250 people, gets 85% of its electricity from a new 80 kilowatt solar project. This proves that renewable energy technology is already advanced enough to power our homes and lives, albeit maybe just in small towns for now. But the possibilities are endless, and as a gateway......read more

U.S. Military vs. Wind Farms

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Renewable energy projects face off against formidable foe.

Renewable energy projects have faced some interesting opposition over the years. Some are opposed by environmentalists have because of threats to endangered species. Others are opposed by ordinary citizens for aesthetic reasons. Now the U.S. military presents a formidable new opponent. The specific menaces targeted by the Armed Forces are wind turbines, the blades of which are indistinguishable......read more

Moby & Mark Lanegan, "The Lonely Night"

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Take a time-lapse trip to the desert with director Colin Rich

Lighten Up star Moby and alt-rock legend Mark Lanegan make an unlikely duo on "The Lonely Night," a Record Store Day single featuring downtempo beats by Moby underneath Lanegan's raspy vocals. The track will be available on limited edition 7″ backed by a remix from Photek. Thanks to director Colin Rich, "Lonely Night" now has a video as well. It's a time-lapse trip through arid California,......read more

The World's Largest Solar Farm From Above

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Aerial photos of the Ivanpah solar thermal plant by Jamie Stillings

Deep in California's Mojave Desert, construction is well underway on a solar power plant that may eventually generate enough electricity for 140,000 homes. When it's completed next year, the $2.2 billion, 3,600-acre Ivanpah solar thermal plant will be the largest of its kind in the world, with nearly 350,000 mirrors reflecting light onto boilers, creating steam to power turbines and generate......read more

Kate Peters: Ask The Dust

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British photographer documents her travels through the American southwest

From UK photographer Kate Peters' impressive portfolio of work comes Ask The Dust, a collection of images shot during her ramblings through the arid landscapes of California, Utah and Arizona. The series, which takes its name from the masterful novel by John Fante, nicely captures the stark spirituality of the desert. Kate's photographic chops were honed as an assistant......read more

IT House: An Off-Grid Desert Retreat

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LA firm Taalman Koch creates a sustainable oasis in California's Yucca Valley

The IT House is a pre-fab design system developed by LA-based architects Taalman Koch. Delivering optimum control of construction waste, labor, and quality of finished product, the firm has several of its IT Homes built. This particular one is located off-the-grid in Pioneertown, California, near Joshua Tree National Park. Conceived as a small house with glass walls and an open floor plan, the......read more

Ben Sandler: Badlands

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Half-factual, half-fantastical images of desert landscapes

Born in Israel, Ben Sandler spent some his formative years in a small town in the Arizona desert. Now based in Amsterdam where he works for Wieden + Kennedy, Sandler still has an "innate fascination with the surreal desert landscapes" outside Phoenix, which he explores in this mindmelting series of images. Badlands, a collaborative project between Sandler and Zeitguised, combines the former's......read more

Good Badlands: Photos by Guy Tal

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Ephemeral explosions of color in the Utah desert

The badlands of the American West is a harsh, unforgiving landscape, characterized by sunbaked clay and jagged rock formations. With minimal precipitation, the arid terrain usually features very little in the way of vegetation. In the spring, however, under certain conditions, a tiny bit of moisture can give birth to an explosion of colorful flowers, like these purple and yellow ones caught in......read more

Antonym - Beyond The Waters

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Directed by Spotlight

In Antonym - Beyond the Waters, Johan Perjus and Fresteh Piltan take surfing to the most unexpected of regions on our planet, the desert. By taking the action of surfing and changing the context, Johan and Freshteh present a film that explores creativity but also our dependency on our oceans....read more

Desert Air

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By George Steinmetz

Best known f­or his exploration photography, George Steinmetz sets out to di­scover the­ ­few remaining secrets in our world today: remote deserts, obscure cultures, the mysteries of science and technology. A regular contributor to National Geographic and GEO Magazines, he has explored subjects ranging from the remotest str­etches of Arabia’s Empty Quarter to the­......read more

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