Category Archives: Death Valley

Far More People Die from Heat Exposure than We Know. A Simple Program Might Help.

The week that Death Valley National Park rangers realized David Kelleher was missing, temperatures soared to 123 degrees Fahrenheit. On Wednesday, June 8, a ranger spotted the 67-year-old’s car in the Zabriskie Point parking lot, where sweeping views of the badlands and salt flats make it one of the most popular stops in the park, […]

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Why National Parks Keep Flooding This Summer

On August 8, Joshua Tree National Park announced that its southern entrance, as well as a five-mile stretch of Pinto Basin Road, between Porcupine Wash and Turkey Flats, was closed due to severe flooding caused by monsoonal rains. Vehicles were damaged. Visitors had to be evacuated. Though the roads were cleared and reopened just two […]

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