Dust aggravates drought in Africa

Ants have sophisticated odometers

Official negligence turns a dry spell into a famine

This new device will ensure that plants grown in the desert do not lack water

How shrimp cultivation turned a mangrove forest into a saline desert

Experts say changes in the Earth s orbit may have led to the formation of the Sahara desert

An artist's rendition of the Lunar Prospector shows the spacecraft

A gene found in humans can help plants thrive in arid regions

Across the world, the deserts are advancing, threatening the lives and livelihoods of about one billion people

Large portions of cultivable land may be lost to the desert in northwest China by end 1997