Mojave Desert

Indian Tribes Sue To Block Southern California Solar PlantThe Colorado River Indian Tribes sued earlier this month after Riverside County supervisors approved the Blythe Mesa Solar Project, which would cover nearly six square miles.
Wreckage Investigated After Small Plane Vanishes Into DesertAuthorities say possible wreckage has been spotted in Mojave Desert mountains during a search for a small airplane that disappeared during a flight from Southern California to Nevada.
SpaceShipTwo Pilot Was Unaware Co-Pilot Had Unlocked BrakesThe pilot of the Virgin Galactic spaceship that tore apart over the Mojave Desert didn't know his co-pilot had prematurely unlocked its brakes, despite protocol requiring the co-pilot to announce the step.
GoFundMe Accounts Help Victims Of Hit-And-Run, Spaceship CrashGoFundMe accounts set up this weekend helped, in particular, the loved ones of four people killed on Friday -- three 13-year-olds struck in a hit-and-run accident in Santa Ana and Mike Alsbury, the test pilot killed in the Virgin Galatic crash.
SpaceShipTwo Crash Investigation May Take Up To 1 YearBillionaire Richard Branson is promising to find out what caused the crash of his Virgin Galactic prototype space tourism rocket that killed a test pilot, but federal investigators are cautioning that it may take up to a year to learn exactly what went wrong.
Group Finds Adventure, Unity In Trek To Hidden 'Social Pool' In Mojave DesertA number of local friends were given keys and a set of coordinates to take part in a one-of-a-kind desert adventure to find a pool installed somewhere in the middle of the Mojave desert.
4 Dead, 5 Hurt In Rollover Crash In NeedlesThe San Bernardino Sun reports several people were ejected from the vehicle.
$5.8M Settlement Reached In Mojave Desert Off-Road Race Crash That Killed 8An agreement has been reached to pay $5.8 million to the families of eight people killed and 12 injured in a California desert off-road race crash in 2010, a lawyer said Wednesday.
Guilty Plea In 2008 Mojave Desert Bunker SlayingsThe accused gunman in the execution-style slayings of a teen couple at an old Mojave Desert bunker has accepted a plea deal to avoid the death penalty.
Authorities ID 4 Killed In Lancaster Crash Authorities have identified four people who were killed in a collision on a desert road in northern Los Angeles County.
Barstow Mother Of 3 Reported Missing In Mojave DesertA 44-year-old Barstow mother of three went for a walk in the Mojave Desert on Thursday morning and hasn't been seen since.
National Parks Advocacy Group Claims Location Of Ivanpah Solar Power Project Comes At Nature’s ExpenseA national parks advocacy group claims that a massive solar power plant being constructed in the Mojave Desert, southwest of Las Vegas, is generating clean renewable energy at the expense of nature.