US delays decision on Keystone pipeline project
The United States announced Friday a fresh delay on a final decision regarding a controversial Canada to US oil pipeline, saying more time was needed to carry out a review.
Travelling dunes encroach on infrastructure, and reveal geological pattern
Recent research shows shifting sand dunes threaten to envelop several important Mid West roads within the next few years.
Tusk suggests greener, wetter Arabian Desert in the past
A joint international research team led by the University of Oxford, in collaboration with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), has discovered a giant tusk in the Arabian Desert.
Tunisia battles to save Star Wars desert set from sand
Tunisia on Tuesday announced a new international fundraising campaign to reclaim the set where numerous Star Wars scenes were filmed from the encroaching desert.
Cassini captures familiar forms on Titan's dunes
(Phys.org) —The moons of our Solar System are brimming with unusual landscapes. However, sometimes they look a little more familiar, as in this new radar image from the Cassini orbiter. The image shows ...
Most of the sand in Alberta's oilsands came from eastern North America, study shows
They're called the Alberta oilsands but most of the sand actually came from the Appalachian region on the eastern side of the North American continent, a new University of Calgary-led study shows.
RoboClam: Robot inspired by the razor clam's amazing digging powers
Warning: Don't try and stick this clam in your chowder. Scientists have built a robotic clam that isn't edible but could be incredibly useful, because it easily outperforms other commercial digging devices. ...
Image: Martian sand dunes in spring
(Phys.org) —Mars' northern-most sand dunes are beginning to emerge from their winter cover of seasonal carbon dioxide (dry) ice. Dark, bare south-facing slopes are soaking up the warmth of the sun.
US judge blocks Keystone pipeline route in Nebraska
The controversial Keystone XL pipeline met with another hurdle Wednesday when a Nebraska judge ruled that a state law granting approval to a proposed route was unconstitutional, court records showed.
Curiosity crosses Dingo Gap dune
NASA's Curiosity mega rover has successfully crossed over the 'Dingo Gap' sand dune- opening the gateway to the science rich targets in the "Moonlight Valley" and Martian mountain beyond.
Curiosity's first photo of home planet Earth from Mars
18 months into her mission to discover a habitable zone on the Red Planet, NASA's Curiosity rover has at last looked back to the inhabited zone of all humanity and snapped her 1st image of all 7 Billion Earthlings ...
Oil sands pollution two to three times higher than thought (Update)
The amount of harmful pollutants released in the process of recovering oil from tar sands in western Canada is likely far higher than corporate interests say, university researchers said Monday.
Researchers bulldoze desert to learn how sand dunes form
Desert dwellers and 'bots reveal physics of movement
Physicist Daniel Goldman and his fellow researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology shed light on a relatively unexplored subject—how organisms such as sea turtles and lizards move on (or within) ...