Dust from the Sahara blows minerals from fish fossils across the Atlantic and helps plants grow in the Amazon rainforest.
A new theory suggests that 'fairy circles' in Africa's Namib Desert are the result of subsurface competition for resources among plants.
The soils of the San Joaquin Valley in California have a dirty secret.
In what is considered a crazy plan to slow desertification, countries across Africa are planting a wall of Acacia trees.
The desert agave plant has all the makings for a smooth biofuel.
A genetically distinct population of honey bees has been found, isolated in the Libyan desert for the last 10,000 years.
Civilizations in the Arabian Peninsula and southern Iran found refuge during periodic dry spells along an ancient Gulf coastline.
A team of scientists digging up the ancient past sees long "megadroughts" in the climate history of the American Southwest, an indication of a long, dry foreseeable future.
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