A collection of well-preserved meteorites was found in the driest place on Earth: the Atacama Desert in Chile. Some of the space rocks are older than 2 million years.
Space May 25, 2019
A new research found that installing wind turbines and solar panels across the Sahara Desert could supply energy for the entire world and turn the arid land into fertile soil. The renewable energy farm could increase precipitation across the landscape.
Earth/Environment September 9, 2018
The new technology could help you survive in the desert by using sunlight to evaporate condensed water. The solar-powered water harvester is based on a series of porous crystals that collect the water into a reservoir.
Material Science April 14, 2017
President Barack Obama declared three California desert and wilderness areas made up of some 1.8 million acres as national monuments. The three new monuments include the scenic and historic 1.6-million-acre Mojave Trails.
Earth/Environment February 14, 2016
You wouldn't want them in your home, but termites perform a valuable service by keeping ecosystems from collapsing into deserts, researchers say. Termite mounds can be a safe haven for vegetation, holding the desert's advance.
Animals February 6, 2015
The Aral Sea was once the fourth largest in the world, but it has now nearly disappeared. What does the Kremlin have to do with the problem?
Earth/Environment October 5, 2014
The desert in the Southwestern areas of the United States could experience a megadrought lasting 35 years, sometime in the next century, a new study reveals. Researchers urge states to consider water use policies.
Earth/Environment August 31, 2014
Mystery of Death Valley's "sailing rocks" solved. Take a winter storm, freezing temperatures and high winds, and voila! -- stones that move.
Animals August 27, 2014
Color-changing ice cream is the latest development from a physicist and cook from Barcelona.
August 3, 2014
The number of days with no rain or precipitation will likely climb by the end of the year, says a new study.
Earth/Environment March 17, 2014