Sahara Desert


We're Sitting on a Groundwater 'Time Bomb,' Scientists Warn

Climate change could disrupt nearly half of the world's groundwater supply within 100 years.
Becky Ferreira

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.
Becky Ferreira

The Oldest Color Ever Discovered Is 1.1 Billion Years Old

The pink pigments help answer the question of why complex life took so long to emerge.
Daniel Oberhaus

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, the GOP agrees to gun control votes after a 15-hour filibuster, Facebook is urged to give over information on Omar Mateen, Broadway stars will record a fundraising song for a Florida LGBT center, and more.
Vice Beta

More Than Two Dozen Bodies Wash Ashore in Libya as Migrant Crisis Continues to Escalate

Aid workers are still recovering the bodies, but it appears to be the latest deadly incident during a recent surge of attempted migrant crossings from North Africa to Europe.
VICE News and Reuters

Protests Against Fracking in the Sahara Desert Are Spreading in Algeria

The small town of In Salah is at the center of growing public opposition toward the Algerian government’s interest in using hydraulic fracturing in the Sahara.
Pierre Longeray
Sahara Desert

Inside the Cold War in the Desert

Morocco and Algeria are dangerous rivals. Both countries, particularly Algeria, see the Western Sahara as a place to play out a proxy war.
Oscar Rickett