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Prehistoric Microbes Inhabit Oasis in Mexican Desert Kwon, The ScientistDeep within Northern Mexico’s Chihuahuan Desert lies the Cuatro Cinegas Basin, a butterfly-shape valley where small turquoise lagoons dot the landscape. These hidden oases possess conditions remarkably similar to those of the […]


Climate change is redrawing maps change is reshaping aspects of our environment that many of us thought were static — from where deserts begin and end, to what we can grow in backyard or community gardens. Why it matters: […]


Can Namibia’s desert lions survive humanity? lions of the Namib Desert survive against incredible odds, but can they survive trophy hunting, human-wildlife conflict and climate change? Desert lions aren’t a distinct species or even a subspecies, but they are different. […]