IN THE midst of the Australian desert, a group of musicians play live music powered by a solar power system. The large images projected on the screen are operated by a wind power system. The truck

A gigantic dust storm that fouled skies from the Gobi Desert to the Canary Islands in April 2000 helped an international team of scientists discover that Asian air pollution infiltrates North America

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