News tagged with aridity

Did humans create the Sahara Desert?

New research investigating the transition of the Sahara from a lush, green landscape 10,000 years ago to the arid conditions found today, suggests that humans may have played an active role in its desertification.

dateMar 14, 2017 in Environment
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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 water resources ...

dateJan 19, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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