A history of African dust

Interest in African dust began over 50 years ago when it was discovered that it was frequently transported across the Atlantic in great quantities.

The lifeblood of Egypt is running dry

The lifeblood of Egypt is running dry

Death of the Nile By Ayah Aman, May 23, 2019. The lifeblood of Egypt is running dry The clock strikes five on a hot and dry fall morning when 60-something Ali al-Faqi makes his way through the darkness to meet up with four other farmers at the mosque of his Nile Delta village. By the […]

Keeping Global Warming Below 1.5°C

“It’s good news from a geophysical point of view,” says the lead researcher. “We are basically saying we can’t build anything now that emits fossil fuels.” – Christopher Smith, University of Leeds, UK. The image above is of A solar farm in Brockville, Ontario. (Photo: Jonathan Potts/flickr/cc) Keeping Global Warming Below 1.5°C May Still Be Possible with […]

Sahara Desert once verdant oasis

The Sahara Desert is one of the harshest, most inhospitable places on the planet, covering much of North Africa in some 3.6 million square miles of rock and windswept dunes. But it wasn’t always so desolate and parched. Primitive rock paintings and fossils excavated from the region suggest that the Sahara was once a relatively […]