The United Nations has recognized desertification as one of the global environmental problems. Kazakhstan has joined the efforts to fight desertification but there is a long way to go and many obstacles to overcome.
The American space agency has a published a photo taken in August, which shows the eastern basin of the Southern Sea completely dried up.
As desertification creeps into parts of the world, a rare stretch of sand in Canada's vast western plains is oddly doing the reverse -- slowly sprouting with vegetation.
The National Center will be created to attract non-governmental and international organizations, local communities and business structures.
Some 74,000 Malians, who have been displaced by war and ethnic tensions, are in need of urgent help in the desert of Mauritania..
The bones of nine people were found in desert graves in violence-plagued northern Mexico, raising the number of remains found there since the weekend to 20, authorities said Monday.
Fifteen solar panel vehicles, some that look like small space ships, raced across Chile's Atacama desert Friday as part of a contest to build low-cost environmentally-friendly cars.
A 25-year-old man died and another was recovering in hospital Wednesday after they became stranded in the harsh Australian Outback, prompting warnings about the risks of the desert.