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Dwindling Southwest Water Resources, Page 1 - DesertUSA

Dwindling Southwest Water Resources, Page 1 - DesertUSA | My Earth Biome, Desert: Southwestern US | Scoop.it
During the drought we have experienced over the past several years across much of the desert Southwest, our water tables have fallen, wetlands have diminished, stream flows have dwindled and lakes have contracted.
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Yucca Moth - DesertUSA

Yucca Moth - DesertUSA | My Earth Biome, Desert: Southwestern US | Scoop.it
he Yucca Moth, emerging from her cocoon, flies at night to a Yucca flower and collects pollen from the stamens, holding a little ball of it in her mouth-parts.
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Southwestern United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Southwestern United States (also known as the American Southwest or simply the Southwest[1]) is a region defined in different ways by different sources. Broad definitions include nearly a quarter of the United States, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. Narrowly defined, the "core" Southwest is centered around the Four Corner states, with parts of the other states making up the beginnings and endings of the Southwest. The five main southwestern states; Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada are also all considered part of the Mountain West, as well as the southwest. The total population of these states is roughly 19 million people.

Most of it was a part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain, in the Spanish Empire, during the Modern Era. California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and parts of New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma and Kansas were originally all claimed by Mexico before the Mexican-American War. Portions of some of the areas in the "divided" states, and including western parts of Texas, were those in dispute after the Texas Revolution.

Geographer Uriah D. W. Meinig defines the core of the Southwest as the portion of New Mexico west of the Llano Estacado and the portion of Arizona east of the Mohave-Sonoran Desert and south of the "canyonlands", and also including the El Paso district of western Texas and the southernmost part of Colorado.[2] He identifies four distinct subregions with this core. He calls the first subregion "Northern New Mexico", and describes it as focused on Albuquerque and Santa Fe. It extends from the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado to south of Socorro and including the Manzano Mountains, with an east-west breadth[3] in the north stretching from the upper Canadian River to the upper San Juan River. The area around Albuquerque is sometimes called Central New Mexico.

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Desert Moon: Breaking Bad in the American Southwest - Paris Review

Desert Moon: Breaking Bad in the American Southwest - Paris Review | My Earth Biome, Desert: Southwestern US | Scoop.it
Desert Moon: Breaking Bad in the American Southwest. July 16, 2012 | by Andi Teran. There's a moment when thunderclouds smother the sunset and the chile ristras begin to sway, when bits of smoldering earth intertwine with invisible rain, ...
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The ambient noise of the Southwest : KJHK 90.7 FM

The ambient noise of the Southwest : KJHK 90.7 FM | My Earth Biome, Desert: Southwestern US | Scoop.it
This year, in addition to my annual trip to AZ, I ventured to Joshua Tree National Park, yet another desert haven. The southwestern United States was once home to hundreds of tribes, including the Hopi, Navajo and Apache ...
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General information about ticks: What is a Tick, how to remove a tick and the diseases transmitted by ticks including lyme disease.

General information about ticks: What is a Tick, how to remove a tick and the diseases transmitted by ticks including lyme disease. | My Earth Biome, Desert: Southwestern US | Scoop.it
Tick are arachnids, not insects. A tick is an external parasite that feeds off the blood of other mammals, birds and some reptiles.
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Chihuahuan Desert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Chihuahuan Desert is a desert, and an ecoregion designation, that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border in the central and northern portions of the Mexican Plateau, bordered on the west by the extensive Sierra Madre Occidental range, and overlaying northern portions of the east range, the Sierra Madre Oriental. On the U.S. side it occupies the valleys and basins of central and southern New Mexico, Texas west of the Pecos River and southeastern Arizona; south of the border, it covers the northern half of the Mexican state of Chihuahua, most of Coahuila, north-east portion of Durango, extreme northern portion of Zacatecas and small western portions of Nuevo León. With an area of about 362,000 km2 (139,769 sq mi), it is the third largest desert of the Western Hemisphere and the second largest in North America, after the Great Basin Desert.[1]

The terrain mainly consists of basins broken by numerous small mountain ranges.

Several larger mountain ranges include the Sierra Madre, the Sierra del Carmen, the Organ Mountains, the Franklin Mountains, the Sacramento Mountains, the Sandia-Manzano Mountains, the Magdalena-San Mateo Mountains, the Chisos Mountains, the Guadalupe Mountains, and the Davis Mountains. These create "sky islands" of cooler, wetter, climates within the desert, and such elevated areas have both coniferous and broadleaf woodlands, and even forests along drainages and favored exposures.

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Desert Dust Intensifies Summer Rainfall in US Southwest

Desert Dust Intensifies Summer Rainfall in US Southwest | My Earth Biome, Desert: Southwestern US | Scoop.it
Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that dust blown in over the U.S. Southwest increases precipitation during the North American Monsoon climate system.
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Visiting our Southwestern Deserts – safely |

Visiting our Southwestern Deserts – safely | | My Earth Biome, Desert: Southwestern US | Scoop.it
But not everyone is so fortunate. Each year, many travelers lose their lives in the Southwest USA by succumbing to its harsh desert climate. With simple precautions, you can travel safely and survive the desert heat.
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American Desert Biomes - Desert Environments - World Desert Biomes - DesertUSA

American Desert Biomes - Desert Environments - World Desert Biomes - DesertUSA | My Earth Biome, Desert: Southwestern US | Scoop.it
Desert biomes in the American southwest and the deserts of the world. Links to desert plants, desert animals and desert geology.

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