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Pakistan accelerates jeep rally to boost desert tourism

- In a cloud of dust and diesel fumes, a souped-up 4x4 roars through the silence of Pakistan's Cholistan desert, cheered on by tens of thousands of spectators.
In the Media by Khurram Shahzad (AFP)

China to flatten 700 mountains for new metropolis in the desert

Lanzhou - The project is being called the largest "mountain-moving project" in Chinese history. One of the country's largest construction firms plans to flatten 700 mountains.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

The beauty of Egypt's Western Desert: A Photo Essay Special

Once you leave Cairo and head into the desert it becomes a barren wasteland, nothing to see but the parched earth covered in sand ranging in colour from a golden beige to a dark brown and black with no vegetation visible as far as the eye can see.
Digital Journal Report by Darren Weir - 16 comments

Video: Watch desert windstorm lift up parked Boeing 747

Mojave - The hulk of a parked Boeing 747 performed a seeming death dance ritual on Wednesday in an aircraft boneyard in Mojave, California, as desert windstorm blowing at over 70 miles per hour, forced it into a last demonstration of the fluid dynamics of flight.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Op-Ed: The solar energy Lark

Newark - A company has built a solar energy farm near Newark in record time, but the true potential of this wonderful resource is being sadly neglected.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 15 comments

A 1,000-mile trek across Asia's biggest desert — the Gobi Special

A bold team is about trek 1,000 miles across the largest desert in Asia. The expedition called Gobi2011 will see the team walking across the Gobi Desert in Mongolia visiting indigenous people along the route.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Morris - 1 comment

Explorer to cross hottest place in the world - Danakil Desert Special

Explorer Jeremy Curl will this summer attempt to cross the Danakil Desert in Ethiopia by foot. If he succeeds he would be the first man alive to do so.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Morris

Fish rain down on desert village, UK starlings die in unison

Two locations, a world away from each other, experienced strange animal-related events recently. In Somerset, England about 75 starlings just fell to the ground while a village in northern Australia had fish plummet from the sky.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 5 comments

Saharan solar panels could power Europe

Europe’s electricity needs could be met by solar panels in the Sahara desert, according to a scientist at a major climate change conference in Copenhagen. Thus North Africa could become the main exporter of electricity to Europe.
In the Media by Moushumi Chakrabarty - 2 comments

You Tube Video Artist Review: Sting Desert Rose

One of my favorite pastimes is to surf You Tube and watch videos people make to great songs. Tonight my journey wound its way around the videos made to the song Desert Rose by Sting.
In the Media by Samantha A. Torrence - 1 comment
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