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Déserts

Water: One Drop, One Desert, One Step at a Time

Michele Wucker | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Michele Wucker

On World Water Day this year, March 22, I will be thinking of the increasing global urgency of water scarcity and of Mina Guli's epic quest to wake pe...

Father's Day: Remembering the LIFE of a Dad Who Died Young

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Peter Mandel

When someone says the word "bravery" out loud it sounds like it's from a book on noblemen or knights. I can almost hear the clank of sword on shield. Call it medieval if you want, but I believe in trying to be brave.

May 1945:"The English Patient" and the Many Wounds, and Warnings of War

Joseph Cooper | Posted 05.07.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored the film adaptation with nine Oscars, I was about to turn 50 -- and I was forever smitten with Juliette Binoche and Kristin Scott Thomas.

Europe's Only Desert Is Hidden In The Corner Of Spain

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.02.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

What's the only continent without a single desert? According to the popular trivia factoid, the answer is "Europe." But that's not strictly true.

Combating Desertification in the Post-2015 Agenda

Mahmoud Mohieldin | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Mahmoud Mohieldin

Land degradation and subsequent desertification are becoming some of the most pressing development issues. It is estimated that one-third of the world's arable land has been lost in the last 40 years due to soil erosion.

Researchers Make Surprising Discovery About Deserts

Posted 04.10.2014 | Green

By Mother Nature Network's John Platt: Last year a study of the world's deserts found that increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide – one o...

Deserts on 3 Continents, Part 2 -- the Atacama: Into the Sandbox on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 04.22.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

With about 0.59 inches of rain a year the Atacama, high in the Andes Mountains of northern Chile, is the driest place on Earth, and very likely its oldest desert, going back 3 million years.

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Deserts

Posted 02.02.2014 | Travel

This week's Moment of Travel Zen comes to us from Caley Weyman. Her photo of wooly camels in Mongolia's Gobi Desert shows the tranquility of the deser...

Death Valley: You Need to See it to Believe It

Pure Adventures Travel | Posted 10.25.2013 | Travel
Pure Adventures Travel

Death Valley is synonymous with extremes: extremely hot, extremely arid, extremely mystical. But despite the legendary crossing of the first emigrants...

This Isn't A Screen Saver

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel

There's something to be said for a desert that makes car noises. The Xiangshawan Desert, which is located in Ordos of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Re...

Beat The Winter Blues By Heading To The Desert

Trazzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

With sunny highs in the 60s (at lower altitudes) and bright blue skies, a trip to the desert in winter could be just the thing to snap seasonally depr...

PHOTOS: 10 Beautiful Deserts Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

"For all the toll the desert takes of a man it gives compensations, deep breaths, deep sleep, and the communion of the stars." - Mary Austin Here are...

Is Climate Change Good For Deserts?

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It has been assumed that global warming would cause an expansion of the world's deserts, but now some scientists are predicting a contrary scenario in...