For a country that suffers severely from the side effects of climate change and severe drought, locals are sure to be continuously active in finding ways to provide drinking water for villages on the edge of Sahara desert in South West Morocco.
Warning! A new study reveals that much of the Mediterranean region could dry up and its forests could be replaced with deserts as global warming continues. The cities of Seville and Lisbon would be smack in the middle of a desert by the end of the century.
Namibian desert elephants tend to survive more, not because of genetics, but of their knowledge and survival skills.
The MGM Resorts International opened a green park in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip. It is a part of their efforts to prove that through management and sustainability efforts, even the desert can be a a suitable place for a green environment.
A new planet has been discovered in an open star cluster that is relatively near to Earth. A University of Texas astronomer reported the finding in a recent journal publication.
One of the Joshua trees, a relative of the yucca that reaches for the sky and reminded early Mormon settlers of a Biblical story, recently burned at the national park with its name. It was determined as human-caused.
The Tarim basin in China is a very dry region, home to rare trees and cotton farms that produce 40 percent of the nation's crop. However, this areas is facing significant ecological problems. Researchers suggest a series of recommendations in order to preserve this unique desert.
It can get pretty hot in the Sahara desert, one of the hottest terrestrial environments on Earth, so to stay cool silver ants use special hairs to survive, new research shows.
Joshua trees, a beloved and iconic desert species in California, is currently in decline due to drought and climate change.
As climate change encroaches on already arid ecosystems, the threat of drought and eventual desertification is very real. China's north and Sahelian Africa, for instance, have both created "Great Green Walls" of trees and bushes to keep the desert at bay. Now new research suggests that termites, of all things, can also help.
China's arid north is slowly being invaded by its own desert, which is the source of growing dust storms and nearly useless land. To fight it, they are planting whole forests - a living wall of hearty trees to keep the desert at bay... and it's working.
This rodent is one tough customer, and a cactus's nightmare. Recent research has found that the very spines and needles that normally act like a deterrent for potential predators actually draws one species of woodrat in, as if the needles point their way to the best meals.
A large lake has appeared in the middle of the Tunisian desert in the midst of one of the country's worst droughts. While this may seem like a miracle to some, some experts are warning hat it may in-fact be a death trap.