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2014-05-19 16:21:26

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Charitable Trusts commended the announcement to create the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in southern New Mexico,

Sahara Wildlife Collapse
2013-12-04 08:52:55

The world's largest tropical desert, the Sahara, has suffered a catastrophic collapse of its wildlife populations, according to a new study

Plants Pushed Up The Mountain By Warming Climate
2013-08-15 09:37:19

Comparing plant communities today with a survey taken 50 years ago, a UA-led research team is providing the first on-the-ground evidence for Southwestern plants being pushed to higher elevations by an increasingly warmer and drier climate.

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2012-01-28 14:07:01

This Envisat image shows part of central Morocco from the Atlantic Ocean to the west, over the Atlas mountains and into arid parts of Algeria further inland.

Image 1 - NASA Mars Tech Aids In Search For Earth's Hidden Water
2011-09-15 12:36:48

A NASA-led team has used radar sounding technology developed to explore the subsurface of Mars to create high-resolution maps of freshwater aquifers buried deep beneath an Earth desert, in the first use of airborne sounding radar for aquifer mapping.

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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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2009-06-05 05:43:12

On Thursday, one of the world’s wealthiest men, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, launched a joint $100 million project with the Mexican government and the World Wildlife Fund to protect Mexico’s environment.

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2008-10-01 10:50:00

New North African climate reconstructions reveal three ‘green Sahara’ episodes during which the present-day Sahara Desert was almost completely covered with extensive grasslands, lakes and ponds over the course of the last 120.000 years.


Latest Deserts and xeric shrublands Reference Libraries

Great Basin Shrub Steppe
2013-04-19 20:40:07

The Great Basin shrub steppe ecoregion, located within the Deserts and xeric shrublands Biome, incorporates a variety of xeric shrub-steppe sub-ecoregions in the area of the Great Basin in the Western United States. It’s within the North American Desert area, and includes a great deal of Nevada, northeastern and eastern California east of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range rain shadows, and some parts of Utah and Idaho. The Great Basin Desert and semi-arid non-desert xeric shrubland...

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