In the distance gleamed the white salt flats of Badwater Basin in The Death...READ ON
In the distance gleamed the white salt flats of Badwater Basin in The Death valley - the lowest place in North America, almost 300 feet below sea level. It was there, in the midst of salt-covered land, that a vast lake had appeared almost overnight, highlighting the ways in which a changing climate is altering life in one of the nation’s most remote landscape. Death valley saw recored temperatures in mid July of 130F and just one month later Hurricane Hilary dropped one years of water in Death Valley, washing out roads and closing the park for months. From a New York Times assignment I pitched.