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Officials ID Pilot Killed In Space Tourism Crash

The pilot killed during a test flight of Virgin Galactic’s prototype space tourism rocket over the Mojave Desert on Friday was identified Saturday as a 39-year-old Tehachapi man.


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Calif. Solar Plant Blamed For Causing Birds To Ignite In Mid-Air

A new form of solar energy is having an unwanted side effect: It makes some birds ignite in midair.


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Feds Won’t Prosecute SoCal Wind Farm If Turbine Blades Kill Endangered Condors

Federal authorities say they won’t prosecute a Southern California wind farm if the company’s whirring turbine blades kill any endangered California condors.



Stolen Mojave Cross War Memorial Found In Bay Area

A Mojave Desert memorial dedicated to fallen U.S. soldiers that was stolen two years ago has resurfaced in Northern California.


3.5M Quake Rattles Mojave Desert; No Injuries, Damage

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake struck early Tuesday morning in a remote region near the Mojave Desert.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/11/2011