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Prehistoric Microbes Inhabit Oasis in Mexican Desert

https://www.realclearscience.com/2019/03/07/prehistoric_microbes_inhabit_oasis_in_mexican_desert_285036.htmlDiana 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 […]

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Climate change is redrawing maps

https://www.axios.com/climate-change-extreme-weather-shifts-f6c866ce-6f6c-465e-a5e3-005e15564ce5.htmlClimate 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: […]

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Can Namibia’s desert lions survive humanity?

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/radical-conservation/2018/aug/22/can-namibias-desert-lions-survive-humanityThe 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. […]