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Plants Develop Competitive Strategies In Extreme Desert Environments
2014-01-01 06:53:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Plants in extreme desert environments develop effective strategies to compete for the area’s limited resources, according to new research out of the University of Arizona published in the American Journal of Botany. Although deserts are often thought of as barren, inhospitable places, numerous plants and animals have adapted to this harsh environment, where they are often forced to compete with rivals for scarce resources such...

2013-08-05 23:19:13

Brad Schmett of Luxury Homes by Keller Williams has today announced that the 2013 Sundays in Summer Cabaret Series at the Arthur Newman Theater in Palm Desert has proven a major draw for luxury home clients who enjoy the wide cultural base offered in the Coachella Valley. Increased home sales are tied to the expansive entertainment base offered valley wide. (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 Brad Schmett, Broker Associate with Luxury Homes by Keller Williams today announced that the continuous star...

Pebbles, Sand In Martian River Network Show Signs Of Ancient Water
2013-06-05 09:19:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The most convincing evidence yet that the frigid deserts of Mars were once a habitable environment crossed by flowing water are presented by pebbles and sand scattered near an ancient Martian river network. The findings of this study, led by scientists at NASA´s Mars Science Laboratory mission, were published in the journal Science. The research team says that the discovery of sand grains and small stones that bear the telltale...

Sahara Desert Was Greener In Ancient Times
2013-04-06 06:24:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers say that there was an abrupt and widespread climate change that took place in the Sahara Desert 5,000 years ago. About 5,000 years ago, the Sahara was full of landscape and vegetation, as well as numerous lakes. Ancient cave paintings in the region depict hippos in watering holes, and herds of elephants and giraffes. However, today this region is barren and inhospitable. The Sahara's "green" era lasted from 11,000 to...

‘Food Deserts’ Identified By New Research Approach
2013-02-15 18:53:51

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Deserts are typically characterized as barren, arid, unforgiving locales that are detrimental to the sustenance of life. Food deserts fit this mold. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a food desert is an area that lacks access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lowfat milk and other foods necessary for the maintenance of a healthy diet. The CDC, along with a new study out of the...

2012-05-07 13:33:00

Ecologists review the human and biological communities of wadis, arroyos, gulches, washes, and other intermittent flows 'When the River Runs Dry' is a familiar song in Australia. Some rivers in the arid center of the continent flow only after a stiff monsoon season, and smaller tributaries all over the country commonly shrink to puddled potholes and dry river beds during the dry season. But rivers also run dry in more temperate climes. Much of the upper reaches and feeder streams of the...

Artist Building Ice Sculpture In A Desert
2011-10-27 05:17:32

Ap Verheggen, a Dutch artist, is using solar energy and the water vapor in the air to create ice in a desert. The SunGlacier project is a "counter-intuitive project" the group is trying to perform to "inspire people to tap into new dimensions with creativity, art and science." Verheggen will design an ice sculpture in a desert with the hope to "stimulate people to think creatively about solutions to the challenges of climate change." According to the project's website, the team will...

2011-08-20 00:00:32

Taylor Maid becomes first store in Utah to offer a Unique Line of Natural Minerals Body Care products formulated with Desert, Magnetic Clay Minerals. San Francisco, CA. (PRWEB) August 19, 2011 As the growing trend in nature-based lifestyles continues to sway consumers to spend more for chemical-free body care products, Taylor Maid Beauty Supply Store will be introducing Adama, a unique line of natural minerals body care products and detox remedies manufactured by Zion Health. The Pleasant...

2011-07-23 00:00:42

Benchmark Capital Partners, LLC, Palm Desert, California has announced 2Q sales exceeding those of the past six quarters. Benchmark credits the improving economy, robust demand for acrylic point of sale displays and the successful launch of their new e-commerce web sites. Palm Desert, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2011 Benchmark Capital Partners, LLC, Palm Desert, California has announced 2Q sales exceeding those of the past six quarters. Benchmark credits the improving economy, robust demand for...

2011-04-02 00:00:00

The FAIR Foundation's President and CEO, Dr. Richard Darling, asks that you decide and states that taxpayers have spent well over one third of a trillion"”yes, trillion"”dollars on HIV/AIDS resulting in its plummeting death rate (99 percent in California). Darling points out that the government's top HIV/AIDS researcher, Anthony Fauci, MD, admitted years ago that their success is "breathtaking" with HIV patients who "look and feel well, and are leading very productive, very...


Latest Desert Reference Libraries

Desert greening
2013-04-25 16:10:03

Desert greening is made up of any number of methods used to revitalize deserts. So far, only arid and semi-arid desert are meant when using this expression. The icy deserts and other types are considered to be unsuitable. The different methods include landscaping methods to reduce evaporation, erosion, consolidation of topsoil, temperature, sandstorms and more, permaculture in general, planting trees, regeneration of salty, polluted, or degenerated soils, floodwater retention and...

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2007-01-19 12:24:16

The sand Cat (Felis margarita) is a small wild cat 19.69 inches (50 cm) long, plus an 11.81 in (30 cm) tail. It is distributed over African and Asian deserts. The name "Desert Cat" is reserved for a subspecies of the true Wild Cat, but it would go better with this species. It lives in those dry areas that are even too hot and dry for the Desert Cat. These areas are the Sahara, the Arabian Desert, and the deserts of Iran and Pakistan. The head is conspicuously broad and the ears are large...

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