A landscape photograph showing the playa of northern Nevada covered in water and mud, during Burning Man 2023

Report From Burning Man, 2023

Writer Dennis Hinkamp has been helping Burning Man get going as a setup volunteer for 26 years, but for its 73,000 participants this August, rains turned the desert into a sea of shoe-eating mud

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A photo of a Joshua Tree in a dry desert landscape

Requiem for the Joshua tree

The Southwest’s lovable Joshua trees are no match for grass fires, drought and climate change. Yet a band of seed collectors hopes that one day, they can thrive again in the desert.

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