The Atacama Desert, the driest and oldest desert on Earth, located in northern Chile, hides a hyper-arid core in which no rain has been recorded during the past 500 years. But this situation has changed in the last three years: for the first time, rainfall has been documented in the hyper-arid core of the Atacama and, contrary to what was expected, the water supply has caused a great devastation among local life.
Complete Article From the publisher.Geologists study rainfall patterns in the distant past to better understand how deserts in the southwest United States will be impacted by future climate change.
Complete Article From the publisher.In 2016, an international team of scientists set out to determine how much of the earth’s land is still wild. They were alarmed at what they found: Deserts, grasslands, tropical and […]
Complete Article From the publisher. Enlarge / A 110 megawatt (MW) solar plant in Israel’s Negev desert. (credit: OPIC) With the price of photovoltaics having plunged dramatically, solar is likely to become a major contributor […]