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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.

2011-07-23 00:00:42

Benchmark Capital Partners, LLC, Palm Desert, California has announced 2Q sales exceeding those of the past six quarters.

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).

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2010-11-26 09:19:01

How a certain species will potentially handle global warming.

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2010-02-22 07:47:41

Australians can learn much from their deserts and from desert people about how to cope with climate change and scarce resources.

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2009-12-17 08:00:24

Global warming is giving a boost to Sonoran Desert plants that have an edge during cold weather, according to new research.

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2009-12-14 07:10:00

Australians can learn much from their deserts and from desert people about how to cope with climate change and scarce resources.

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2009-11-06 08:24:35

Mojave Desert research shows that nitrogen is second only to water in importance.

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2009-07-30 14:47:15

Iraq is on the brink of an environmental catastrophe thanks to decades of war, mismanagement and drought, environmentalists say. Near daily dust storms, and shriveling riverbeds and marshes are turning arable land into desert, killing trees and plants, and transforming what was once the region's most fertile soil into an agricultural wasteland, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. We're talking about something that's making the breadbasket of Iraq look like the Dust Bowl of Oklahoma in...

2009-07-02 15:07:26

Israeli scientists say they have discovered the self-watering mechanism of the Negev desert rhubarb, which harvests 16 times more water than other plants. Researchers at the University of Haifa-Oranim said the desert rhubarb grows in the mountains of Israel's Negev desert, where average precipitation is particularly low.


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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zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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