Winds kick up large amounts of dust from the desert that has formed as the world’s fourth largest lake has disappeared, spreading it around the region and raising concerns about public health.
With increased investment and renewed interest, a project to halt land degradation across the Sahel aims to transform the landscape—and people’s lives.
El cultivo de arroz consume más agua de la que el Punjab puede recargar. Si continúan las tasas de riego actuales, el estado vaciará sus reservas de agua subterránea dentro de 20 años.
Water-guzzling rice consumes more water than Punjab can recharge. If current irrigation rates continue, the state will empty its groundwater reserves within 20 years.
New research on the geochemistry of Canary Islands paleosols shows that the Sahara has been an arid dust producer for at least 4.8 million years.
Wildfires are becoming more common as climate changes. So too are the arid landscapes that spread in their wake.
A recent article in Reviews of Geophysics examined the areas of land globally that are classified as drylands and the impact of their growth on human communities.