Latest Deserts News

Rihanna unleashes the savage beast in latest lingerie line

Sep. 13, 2018 6:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna unleashed the wild beast in a lush tropical land that turned to arid desert with women of all shapes, sizes and colors writhing, cackling, frolicking and stalking like animals in lace, fishnet and satin that shined in jewel tones for her second season of Savage x Fenty. Her exotic...

Addax calf born at Louisville Zoo

Aug. 27, 2018 6:34 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Another addax calf has been born at the Louisville Zoo. A zoo statement says the male Saharan addax -- also known as the white antelope or screwhorn antelope -- was born Aug. 19 and weighs 18 pounds. The endangered animal is found in the wild in arid regions of Africa, including the...

Border Patrol: 128 immigrants found abandoned in Arizona

Aug. 21, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol authorities say 128 immigrants believed abandoned by smugglers in a remote desert area at the Arizona border with Mexico are facing deportation. Agents at the Ajo Station patrolling near a border fence say the group included children — some as young as 4 —...

Study: Climate change possible cause of bird species decline

Aug. 19, 2018 6:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Climate change could be to blame for the collapse of bird populations in the desert along the Nevada-California border, scientists said. The number of bird species has fallen by an average of 43 percent over the past century at survey sites across an area larger than New York state,...

5-year drought raises questions over Israel's water strategy

Aug. 4, 2018 7:31 AM EDT

KFAR YUVAL, Israel (AP) — For years, public service announcements warned Israelis to save water: Take shorter showers. Plant resilient gardens. Conserve. Then Israel invested heavily in desalination technology and professed to have solved the problem by tapping into the abundant waters of the Mediterranean...

Arizona clergy call activists to support migrants on border

Aug. 3, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona clergy are calling activists to gather this weekend at the state's border with Mexico and leave large jugs of water on remote trails for migrants who continue to cross the desert during the dangerously hot summer. The Sunday gathering organized by faith leaders and local groups such...

Water crisis salts the earth in Iraq's long-neglected south

Aug. 2, 2018 2:35 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Qassim Sabaan Ali has spent the past 15 years tending to orchards in southern Iraq, only to see them wither or die as saltwater has seeped into the once-lush soil. The southern city of Basra was once known as the "Venice of the East" because of its freshwater canals, and Iraq itself is still...