Sahara Desert

December 13, 2011, 5am PST
A German led initiative called 'Desertec,' aims to provide 15% of Europe's electricity by 2050 through a vast network of solar and wind farms stretching right across the MENA region and connecting to Europe via direct current transmission cables.
The Guardian
January 22, 2011, 7am PST
Officials in Jordan are moving closer to creating an ambitious project aimed at producing food, fresh water and energy in the Sahara Desert.
Gizmag
November 23, 2009, 2pm PST
NASA scientists are floating the idea that turning deserts on the equator into lush forests could single-handedly end global warming.
ASLA's The Dirt blog
August 28, 2009, 5am PDT
Significant interest and investment has descended on a plan to create vast solar power plants in the Sahara Desert to power Europe, but the challenges are great, says Reuters.
The New Republic
August 4, 2009, 11am PDT
The Sahara desert is becoming increasingly green, according to satellite imagery -- which scientists are attributing to rising temperatures associated with global climate change.
National Geographic