Monday, March 21, 2005

Rommel's revenge?

Parts of the arid Nevada desert are now home to thriving non-native grasses -- potentially creating fuel for wild fires. How did stuff like red brome and camel thorn get there? "[F]rom World War II-era tanks that were used in North Africa and returned to military installations in Southern California. Remnants of camel thorn in dirt hitched their rides on tank tracks."

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