Trump told Spain to build its very own border wall — in the Sahara
“The Sahara border can’t be bigger than our border with Mexico.”
Wind and Solar Farms Could Make it Rain Regularly in the Sahara Desert
Climate models reveal that renewable energy projects in the Sahara could spark a twofold increase in local rainfall, enabling vegetation to take hold.
The Sahara desert was covered in over a foot of snow
It snowed in the Sahara Desert for the fourth time in nearly 40 years.
Sand Is Wiping This Tunisian Town Off the Map
Like a half-dozen other villages in a region increasingly choked by desertification, Old Mahlel has been obliterated by advancing sand dunes.
Aziza Brahim's Music Explores the Western Sahara's Sad Legacy with Beautiful Songs
The Sahrawi singer discusses the process and motivations behind her new album 'Abbar el Hamada,' which addresses 40 years of Western Sahara occupation.
Farming Fish and Lettuce in the Egyptian Desert
Against the odds, one Egyptian farm is attempting to grow fish and produce in the Sahara—but is this a real oasis or just a mirage?
Minneapolis Is a Paradise of Somali Food
The Somali community of Minneapolis largely consists of people forced to flee their country due to decades of civil war, but they can still have a taste of home without leaving the city.
There's a Long-Lost ‘Paleo-River’ Beneath the Sahara Desert Nobody Knew Existed
As if the Sahara wasn’t mystical enough, now it has hidden river systems.
Is This Sand Tower the Future of Urban Sprawl?
French architecture firms reveal concepts behind vertical cities in Sahara Desert.
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In a Southern Libya Oasis, a Proxy War Engulfs Two Tribes
For the indigenous southern Tuareg and Tebu tribes, politically used and marginalized by Qaddafi, this is a local battle about historical grievances, Libyan identity, and who belongs to the land.
Violence Flares Over Halliburton’s Fracking Tests In Algeria
Ongoing protests over the government’s plans to tap shale gas reserves in the Sahara turn violent.
NASA Video Shows How Dust from the Sahara Fertilizes the Amazon
About 27.7 million tons of Saharan dust — enough to fill more than 100,000 semi trucks — makes it to the Amazon forest floor each year, bringing with it an estimated 22,000 tons of phosphorous.