Podcast: Drought threatens iconic vegetation. Lawns, be careful

2021-07-28 17:30:53

At this time, in Episode 3 of Drought Week, we take a journey by the American Southwest to Las Vegas, all the way down to Arizona’s Sonoran Desert and thru California’s Mojave Desert. We converse to a social scientist, a folklorist and a politician about their efforts to know the vegetation and animals affected by this historic drought. We’ll give attention to three iconic vegetation: Joshua timber. Saguaro cactuses. And, nicely, garden grass.

After that, pistol shooter Alexis Lagan describes the self-discipline of her sport and the way she got here to symbolize the US on the Tokyo Olympics.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Friends: Nevada state Assemblymember Howard Watts III, College of Arizona anthropologist Maribel Alvarez, College of Arizona analysis social scientist David Yetman, L.A. Instances columnist Steve Lopez and pistol shooter Alexis Lagan

Extra studying:

Think about no Joshua timber in Joshua Tree Nationwide Park

Is California prepared for brown lawns and shorter showers?

From the archives: With large cactuses and smooth jaguars, Arizona’s Sonoran Desert has an edgy magnificence

Take heed to extra episodes of The Instances right here


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