News tagged with aridity

Ticks can adapt to the Spain's climatic diversity

Carnivores in the Iberian Peninsula, such as the Iberian lynx, are under an increasingly serious threat: ticks that can adapt to changing climatic conditions and that can even survive in extremely arid environments. ...

Mar 29, 2012
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Desert rhubarb -- a self-irrigating plant

Researchers from the Department of Science Education-Biology at the University of Haifa-Oranim have managed to make out the "self-irrigating" mechanism of the desert rhubarb, which enables it to harvest 16 ...

Jul 01, 2009
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Satellites help locate water in Niger

(PhysOrg.com) -- Like most sub-Saharan African countries, Niger faces problems meeting its water needs. As part of ESA’s TIGER initiative, satellite data are being used to identify surface and underground ...

Jan 19, 2009
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