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Southern Spain Will Become a Desert if the Mediterranean Gets Hotter

Should temperatures in the region continue to rise, the dunes of the Sahara will march northward.

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Spread of Drylands Will Hit Poorer Nations Hardest

Global warming, increasing aridity and a rapidly expanding human population will lead to drylands covering half of the earth’s land surface by the end of this century.

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Land Degradation Could Create 50 Million Climate Refugees Within a Decade

A U.N.-backed report offers a shocking depiction of the state of our global environment, revealing that about half of the planet’s agricultural land is now moderately or severely degraded.

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 READ MORE



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Salt Lake City Will Dry as Temperatures Rise

As climate change increases temperatures, parts of the American Southwest are likely to become increasingly arid, with increasing threats to water supplies.

Posted on Dec 2, 2013 READ MORE



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What Happens When the World Dries Out

As the atmosphere warms, the impact on the world’s drylands could alter the chemistry of the soil as well as increasing its aridity.

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The French Method: How Africa’s Old Colonial Nemesis Fights Terrorism in the Sahara

Few Americans outside the Pentagon have been watching Mali, where a midsummer election marked the end of a painful year of civil war and incendiary Islamic radicalism.

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 READ MORE



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More Sunshine in Spain Not Always Good News

A study shows that cloud cover has been falling in Spain since the 1980s leading to new opportunities in solar power generation but also increased risks of desertification and harm to human health.

Posted on Jun 11, 2013 READ MORE



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A Growing Water Deficit in the West

A three-year study by the Department of the Interior has concluded that a hotter, drier climate is threatening the water supply for 40 million people who depend on the Colorado River.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 READ MORE


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