Feeding frenzy for renewable energy alarms conservationists in Mojave Desert

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solar_power_towerOnce considered wasteland, the Mojave Desert’s expanse of sunshine and wind is now a prized battleground between unlikely opponents. For generations, conservationists have guarded the landscape, but 21st Century demands for renewable energy are threatening to crash into the pristine desert, now deemed a gold mine for solar, wind and geothermal farms.

Renewabe energy is increasingly pitting two kinds of green advocates against each other as the United States seeks alternative sources in the face of record oil prices and global warming, Michael Martinez reports in the Chicago Tribune.

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