Latest Deserts News

Senegal musician Maal named UN ambassador on desertification

Apr. 17, 2023 19:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Senegalese singer-songwriter Baaba Maal on Monday was named a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification. Maal has long been an activist on climate change and refugees. Since 2003, he has been committed to various development challenges in...

Wet winter gives way to colorful 'Superbloom' in US West

Apr. 14, 2023 21:30 PM EDT

The tiny rain-fed wildflowers, no bigger than a few inches, are so vivid and abundant across California this year that their hues of purple and yellow look like paint swatches from space. From the mist-shrouded San Francisco Bay Area to the Mexican border and across the deserts of...