12-Story Library Featured Editor Pick
Over the past 20 years, photographer Thomas Peschak has focused on the African country of Namibia, a place he calls his “creative sanctuary.” His fascination with the harsh desert landscape shows in his work: amazing images of side-winding snakes, African penguins, yawning jackals, ever-changing dunes, and more. Peschak never knows…
China is fighting desertification. More than a third of the nation’s territory is threatened by the spread of desert terrain. Scientists are turning desert into farmable land. They mix algae, moss, and lichen together and spray them on the sand. This forms what the scientists call a “cryptobiotic crust.” It…
After an unusually wet winter, California deserts have been experiencing a “super bloom.” In the valleys of Anza-Borrego, California’s largest state park, flowers such as sunflowers, poppies, evening primrose, and more are covering the Coyote Mountains foreground and badlands. Visitors from around the world come to see the rare and…
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Science Daily Desert News
Desert News -- ScienceDaily
Read all about the desert biome, including articles on desertification, semi-arid conditions and more.
Desert Food Web
Video: Camels in the Desert
A camel and two calves walk across a desert in Oman.
Tweets from Mojave National Preserve
Nipton Road has reopened but Cima Road remains temporarily closed due to flooding. We are working to repair it and expect it to reopen soon.(about 3 months ago)
Cima Rd and Nipton - I-15 are currently closed due to flood damage. They should reopen soon. Please take the exit t… https://t.co/HHLxDkwBde(about 3 months ago)
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RT @FireAviationNPS: The lightning ignited #DomeFire grew to 40,000 ac in 2 days in the @MojavePres. Good news, the fire slowed and is 44,2…(about 3 months ago)