Trees Make Rain IV – Biotic Pump

If you cut your forest, the winds will not blow from the ocean and will not bring you rain. Natural forests draw atmospheric moisture inland from the ocean in a positive feedback loop. This builds up precipitation inland, compensating for water lost through river flow and ultimately increasing river runoff due to the sustained low-pressure […]

Lost Civilization in Libyan Desert

Castles, field systems, cemeteries and irrigation don’t sound like the things you would find in a desert, yet archaeologists exploring the ruins of the¬†Garamantes civilization estimate that it was in existence as recently as 5 to 500 A.D. In one of the most inhospitable parts of the Sahara, there were farms as recently as Roman […]