An Uncertain Future on the Shores of Africa's Vanishing Lake loading...
An Uncertain Future on the Shores of Africa's Vanishing Lake
Lake Chad is a vital source of food, water, and income for increasing numbers of displaced people—and it's slowly turning to sand.
China's 'Great Green Wall' Fights Expanding Desert loading...
China's 'Great Green Wall' Fights Expanding Desert
Throughout the past 40 years, the Earth has lost a third of its arable land to erosion and degradation. China’s efforts to fight the problem have seen mixed results.
Has The ‘Fairy Circles’ Mystery Been Solved? loading...
Has The ‘Fairy Circles’ Mystery Been Solved?
A new study on the strange desert circles puts forward a theory on what’s really been going on in the Namib desert.
Efforts to Save Seabird in World's Driest Desert loading...
Efforts to Save Seabird in World's Driest Desert
Naturalist Jürgen Rottmann strives to protect Peruvian tern's nesting sites amid Chile's growing seaport.
Why Scientists Are Building an Ocean In The Desert loading...
Why Scientists Are Building an Ocean In The Desert
They hope the scaled-down version of the Gulf of California will open doors to exciting new science and outreach opportunities.
Mystery of Lost Roman City Solved: Ancients Greened the Desert? loading...
Mystery of Lost Roman City Solved: Ancients Greened the Desert?
Today it's a mirage-like expanse of monumental ruins. But under the Roman Empire, Palmyra was a trading metropolis, according to historical and archaeological evidence.
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Why Is This Desert Pink?
The world’s driest desert has had an explosion of colour
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The Sonoran is the wettest and most diverse desert in the Americas. It’s also home to the biggest cacti in North America – the saguaro weighs several tonnes and can live for two centuries.

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