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The ancient Nazca people of Peru are famous for the lines they drew in the desert depicting strange animal forms. A further mystery is what happened to this once great civilisation, which suddenly vanished 1,500 years ago. Now a team of archaeologists have found the demise of the Nazca society was linked in part to the fate of a tree. ... Our research contradicts the popular view that Native American peoples always lived in harmony with...

2009-11-02

 Nazca environment tree Peru archaeology drawing desert history aerial mystery
The world's first zero-carbon city is being built in Abu Dhabi and is designed to be not only free of cars and skyscrapers but also powered by the sun.

2010-03-28

 United Arab Emirates sustainability solar energy desert city future
It is a beguiling idea - harvest sunshine, and a little wind, from the empty deserts of North Africa and the Middle East, and use it to produce clean power for the region and for Europe.

2011-12-05

 solar energy desert Morocco Africa Europe electricity Middle East