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Deserts Were Once Wet--On Mars as Well as Earth

The deserts of Utah and Nevada have not always been dry: Between 14,000 and 20,000 years ago, valleys throughout the desert southwest filled with water to become large lakes, which--at their maximum--covered about a quarter of both those states. And a dry stream bed has been found on Mars--was this "red desert" planet ALSO once covered...
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Why the Sahara Became a Desert

How can a part of the world transform from a green area into a desert? It happened to the Sahara and scientists think this was due to a change in the tilt of the earth. Changes in the Earth's tilt happen...
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More About That Mysterious Necklace

We're still trying to solve the mystery of the mysterious nuclear necklace of King Tut. Prehistoric humans roamed the Sahara, which is now the world's largest desert, for thousands of years before it became a desert. There are isolated ruins in the area that suggest that there may have been settled communities at one time, perhaps even...

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Deserts Spreading Fast Worldwide

Desertification is devastating farm production and the variety of plant and animal life in many parts of the world, according to Adel El-Beltagy, director-general of the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) in Syria.

?We continue to lose good land to desertification through wind and water erosion,...

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Megadrought Predicted by Meteorological Group

World Watch - A study published in the December 1998 Bulletin of the American Meterological Society suggests that long-term climate patterns could result in droughts of unprecedented severity in the United States. Records show that droughts like the seven-year dust bowl of the 1930s occur in our country about twice a century,...

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