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Deserts occupy one third of the surfaces above the water level, and are present in all the continents. In these environments rain is very scarce: at times for a few drops of water to fall from the sky it may even take years.
The temperature at day time reaches very high values, while at night it drops greatly because a large amount of heat present on the surface disperses in the atmosphere. However life does not stop even in the desert, and even though there are thousands of difficulties, it successfully can resist a climate that is so unfavourable, by resorting to very effective expedients.

subjects dealt with in Desert

Desert biome

The desert (from the Latin deserere, to abandon) is a habitat with poor rainfalls. In many deserts, the annual rainfall…

Man and desert

Despite the desert being so inhospitable, there are ethnic groups living in these places; they are groups of people that…

Desertification

According to the figures reported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), 25% of the earth's land is threatened by…

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    30 July 2020 / Ecosystems

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    23 June 2020 / Ecosystems

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    20 October 2021 / Ecosystems

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    23 June 2020 / Ecosystems

    The Last Wild Valley. In defence of the Cime Bianche

    The Vallone delle Cime Bianche or Courtaud Valley rises at the top of the Val d'Ayas, in Valle d'Aosta. It…

  • 10 February 2020 / Ecosystems

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    7 January 2020 / Ecosystems

    Urban woods

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  • 6 February 2017 / Ecosystems

    Robotics: environmental monitoring and more

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  • 4 August 2022 / Ecosystems

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  • 9 May 2022 / Ecosystems

    Pollination, a perfect alliance between plants and animals

    Firmly rooted in soil, over the course of their evolution plants have had to develop biological mechanisms for feeding and…

  • 20 October 2021 / Ecosystems

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    We have been speaking of sustainable behaviours to apply to our daily life, but what happens when we unplug and…

  • 23 June 2020 / Ecosystems

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  • 10 February 2020 / Ecosystems

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  • 7 January 2020 / Ecosystems

    Urban woods

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  • 6 February 2017 / Ecosystems

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