Deserts

NYC’s pedestrian plazas a beacon to follow | The Star

A number of articles have appeared recently about the concrete desert that is Nathan Phillips Square at city hall. Another area under question is …

City Halls

How millions of miraculous trees are reining in the Sahara desert

Is there any hope for the environment? We regularly get this question in emails from readers of this series. In the face of weekly stories on how humans have doomed our planet, some feel action is pointless. We’re certainly not here to distract from the scary news about our climate; it deserves …

World News

Climate change has led to 30 percent of bird species in Mojave Desert to 'crash' over last century

The Mojave Desert has seen disappearing rainfall over the last 100 years due to climate change. This has led to around 30 percent of the bird species …

Liberal View

Greetings from France's Slice of the Sahara Desert

<b>Y</b>ou’d think you were stranded in an African desert, but the <i>Dune du Pilat</i> (Dune of Pilat) has a grandeur all its own. All 60,000,000 m³ of it are …

Paris

Carbon monoxide from California wildfires crossing through Tennessee, other states

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Tennesseans noticing the haze in the skies can thank dust from the Sahara Desert combined with smoke from the California …

California Wildfires

Fuel Sergeant Colonial Fratelli Pants – Limited Edition

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Clothing<br>• Gear<p>Fuel Motorcycles developed the Sergeant line of motorcycle pants to replicate the design and function of the …

Motorcycles

To Drain The Foreign Policy Swamp, Trump Should Start In The Sahara Desert

12:51 PM 08/14/2018<p>A tremendous opportunity exists for President Donald Trump to resolve a long-simmering foreign policy conflict over Africa’s only …

Western Sahara

Haboob takes over Phoenix

Aug 14, 2018<p>"Haboob" is a funny word, but it means business. It's a weather phenomenon we don't get here in Wisconsin. The definition of a haboob is …

Time-lapse Photography

How Do Nutrients Get into the World's Oceans?

Phytoplankton are responsible for a lot of the oxygen we breathe, and their wellbeing is made possible by... deserts. Yes. Learn how the Saraha …

Marine Biology

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<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>The Rub' al Khali is one of the largest sand deserts in the world, encompassing most of the southern third of …

United Arab Emirates

Improving Local Livelihoods by Protecting the Ningxia Desert

Villages of Liuyaotou in Yanchi, Ningxia plant shrubs on desert land (Photo credit: the PMO)<p>“The cold winds from the north and the west blew up the …

Forestry

A Guide to Creative Toy Photography and Focus Stacking

I remember when I was a kid I used to spend hours alone in my room playing with my toys. I also remember that the best part was creating an …

Landscape Photography

Innovation of the Week: A veil to protect the planet

Researchers at UC Berkeley investigated a possible way to slow down global warming.

Climate Change

Why is my car covered in dust? Saharan dust leaves cars in west London looking filthy

If you woke up to find your car covered in a mysterious dust this morning you weren't alone.<p>Cars across Harrow , and the South East in general, have …

North Africa

#SDGsinAcademia: Goal 15

<i>As part of the ongoing campaign on the Sustainable Development Goals carried out by the United Nations, United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is</i> …

Biodiversity

Roaming Man: The Best Device for Wifi When Traveling Abroad

<i>Thank you to Roaming Man for providing me with their device in exchange for this post. As always, all opinions and recommendations are my own. This</i> …

Batteries

Unrest, looting and violence in eastern Ethiopia

Thousands flee violence in eastern Ethiopia after the deployment of troops sparks unrest. Also, five police officers are killed in Cameroon's English-speaking regions over a weekend of violence. And a project in Senegal sees the planting of more than 11 million trees to fight the effects of …

Africa

Is South India turning into a desert?

It may sound odd, but a new study says that desertification in South India is on the rise.<p>Defined as "transformation of productive land into …

Andhra Pradesh

Kubuqi turnaround provides template for desert revival

<b>Experience and innovation in North China are helping to solve a global problem. Wang Keju and Yuan Hui report from Ordos, Inner Mongolia autonomous</b> …

China

Lisbon breaks record for maximum temp, hits 44 C (111.2 F)

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Lisbon broke a 37-year-old record to notch its hottest temperature ever as an unrelenting heat wave baked Portugal and neighboring Spain. New heat records were set in 26 places around Portugal.<p>Portugal's weather service said the capital reached 44 degrees Celsius (111.2 …

Weather

Study: Iowa residents struggling to find child care

A recent survey has found Iowa residents are struggling to find child care in communities that lack options or have few providers.<p>Researchers with …

News (U.S.)

Portugal Breaks Temperature Records Amid Heatwave

Lisbon, Portugal (AP) -- Portugal's weather agency says eight places in the center, south and east of the country have broken their local temperature …

Weather

China’s Fight Against Desertification Should Not Be Done at the Cost of Water Security

—By Kai SchwärzelPhoto: Kai Schwärzel / UNU<i>This article is featured as part of the United Nations University Sustainable Development Explorer. UNU’s</i> …

United Nations

9 spectacular places to watch a film outdoors this summer

Norway’s dramatic Pulpit Rock became the unlikely setting for an impromptu screening of <i>Mission: Impossible – Fallout</i> last night.<p>Critics are raving about the latest installment of the film series, though it surely pales when compared to the drama of Pulpit Rock.<p>Of course, this Norwegian landmark …

Film Festivals

Death Valley records the hottest month EVER on Earth with an average temperature of 42C throughout July

<b>DEATH Valley in California has recorded all time record for the hottest month ever recorded this July with an average of 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42C).</b><p>…

Climate Change

Warning issued to tourists as weather in Spain is set to hit 48C

The Met Office have issued a warning to people heading to Spain this weekend as hot air travels north from the Sahara Desert.<p>According to Met Office …

Weather

Feature: China's first railway through desert marks 60th anniversary - Xinhua

YINCHUAN, July 30 (Xinhua) -- The aerial view of the Baotou-Lanzhou Railway through the desert represents mankind's efforts against the forces of …

News (China)

A Desert Garden in Mongolia

With a contribution from the Japan Funds-in-Trust, in 2014 UNESCO Beijing initiated a national <i>Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development</i> …

Sustainable Development Goals

Marathon man Lee's Amazon trek raises thousands for children's cancer charity

A MARATHON runner from West Kirby has raised more than £10,000 for a children’s cancer charity after successfully completing his second …

Wirral

Saharan Dust Was Visible in Most of Costa Rica’s Central Valley Today

The Costa Rican Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported today the presence of Saharan Dust over the country, particularly visible over the mountain …

Central America