Droughts in the sixth century paved the way for Islam

Extreme dry conditions contributed to the decline of the ancient South Arabian kingdom of Himyar. Researchers from the University of Basel have reported these findings in the journal Science. Combined with political unrest ...

Did ancient irrigation technology travel Silk Road?

Using satellite imaging and drone reconnaissance, archaeologists from Washington University in St. Louis have discovered an ancient irrigation system that allowed a farming community in arid northwestern China to raise livestock ...

Irrigation in arid regions can increase malaria risk for a decade

New irrigation systems in arid regions benefit farmers but can increase the local malaria risk for more than a decade—which is longer than previously believed—despite intensive and costly use of insecticides, new University ...

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