Chile's Atacama Desert, one of the world's driest places, is now flush with flowers after an unexpected rain.
By mid-February in the three great hot and dry deserts of the American West, wildflowers turn stark desert landscapes into a sea of color.
Color is popping up everywhere in the California desert, thanks to a wet winter after years of drought.
Across the desert regions of the southwestern United States southward into central Mexico, a feisty little bird called the cactus wren thrives.
A burn scar left by a wildfire in Western Australia is so massive, it's visible from space, according to images captured by a NASA satellite.
The twists and turns of a scorpion's underground burrows are generally inaccessible to anything that isn't a scorpion — including scientists. That is, until now.
Scientists investigate a massive and long-hidden structure at the ancient city of Petra.
When the cacti found in the deserts of North American begin to bloom in late March and April, spring has once again returned to these arid lands.
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