Topic: Dean Hendrickson

A rare desert spring ecosystem considered one of Mexico's 13 natural wonders is threatened

Feb. 23, 2009

Troubled Waters: Sprawling across a cactus-studded valley in Mexico's Chihuahuan Desert is a place like no other on the planet. It's called Cuatrocienegas, and it is a crunchy expanse of land isolated in a basin ringed by mountains like salt on the rim of a margarita glass. The seemingly dry, desert area, however, is best known for its life-giving waters--pools, wetlands and rivers filled to the brim with an amazing assortment of unique species.

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Water in the desert

Feb. 9, 2009

Visit a small town in Coahuila, Mexico called Cuatro CiƩnegas where spring pools and years of isolation have resulted in uniquely endemic species evolving in isolation, similar to the Galapagos Islands.

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Prof talks on drug smuggling curtailing research

Jan. 10, 2008
Prof talks on drug smuggling curtailing research

Scientists long have shared the border area with marijuana growers and immigrants trying to enter the USA illegally. But tension is rising because of a crackdown on smugglers by the Mexican military, new border fences, patrols by unmanned planes, a buildup of U.S.

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