Volunteers helping study climate change in Joshua Tree

Desert Sun: Carrying notebooks and GPS devices, researchers walked through the desert of Joshua Tree National Park conducting a scientific survey, methodically scanning the ground for lizards. Leading the group were ecologists from UC Riverside. But the rest of the researchers were "citizen scientists" – volunteers from Maine, Minnesota and Canada who signed up through the Earthwatch Institute to support a week of scientific research in the desert. The volunteers have been providing critical support for......

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