Articles by: Emma Bryce

A man walks past drying palm trees in the Tafilalet oasis on October 27, 2016 near Morocco's southeastern oasis town of Erfoud, north of Er-Rissani in the Sahara Desert.The oasis of Tafilalet near Er-Rissane is at risk of disappearing as the area is drying up due to global warming.  / AFP / FADEL SENNA / TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY JALAL AL-MAKHFI (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

A Drive To Save Saharan Oases As Climate Change Takes a Toll

From Morocco to Libya, the desert oases of the Sahara’s Maghreb region are disappearing as temperatures rise and rainfall decreases. Facing daunting odds, local residents are employing traditional water conservation techniques to try to save these ancient ecosystems. The oasis of Dar Oumira, in southern Morocco, was once a lush palm grove before it became the sparse sand patch it is[Read More…]

by 15/12/2016 1 comment Environmental Protection