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Sep 5, 2013 10:20 AM ET // Joseph Castro, LiveScience
A new theory suggests that 'fairy circles' in Africa's Namib Desert are the result of subsurface competition for resources among plants.
Nov 6, 2012 08:06 AM ET // Tim Wall
The soils of the San Joaquin Valley in California have a dirty secret.
Jun 21, 2011 10:31 AM ET // Tim Wall
In what is considered a crazy plan to slow desertification, countries across Africa are planting a wall of Acacia trees.
Feb 22, 2011 12:53 PM ET // Tim Wall
The desert agave plant has all the makings for a smooth biofuel.
Jun 22, 2010 06:55 PM ET // Michael Reilly
A genetically distinct population of honey bees has been found, isolated in the Libyan desert for the last 10,000 years.
Dec 10, 2010 02:16 PM ET // Tim Wall
Civilizations in the Arabian Peninsula and southern Iran found refuge during periodic dry spells along an ancient Gulf coastline.
Mar 2, 2011 08:28 AM ET // John D. Cox
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.
Mar 26, 2010 08:19 PM ET // Michael Reilly
The country added an area of forest bigger than twice the size of Connecticut in the last decade. But a global assessment of Earth's forests wasn't all good news.
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