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Deserts

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 d...

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 emigran...

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...