Lithium giants feud over competition, brine in Chile’s Atacama Desert

Enlarge / A general view of Laguna Colorada located near the border with Chile, in the Uyuni salt flats, Bolivia. The Uyuni salt flats are estimated to contain 100 million tons of lithium, making it one of the largest global reserves of this mineral, according to state officials at the Bolivian Mining Corporation. (credit: MARTIN […]

Was the ‘Desert Fox’ a Nazi? German defense ministry official sparks debate with Rommel tweet

A German defense ministry official became the target of an angry Twitter mob after paying tribute to Erwin Rommel, igniting furious debate about whether the German general was a hero or a Nazi war criminal. Peter Tauber, a senior defense ministry official who previously served as the Secretary General of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union […]

It looks like the place everyone wants to go skiing this winter is in the middle of the desert

flickr/Murray Foubister Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico, is one of the top trending ski destinations in 2018. That’s according to Kayak’s 2018 Holiday Travel Guide. Other top trending ski destinations include Banff, Canada and Quebec City, Canada. When you think of the desert, chances are, your thoughts gravitate towards a hot, arid, and sunny climate. But the […]

Desert Island Discs: ‘Stick to the rules’ Lauren Laverne warns as she replaces Kirsty 

Desert Island Discs, was hosted for the first time by Lauren Laverne, 40, and joining her on the episode was Tom Daley, 24. The Olympic diver was the first castaway on the new show, following original host Kirsty Young’s departure from the BBC Radio 4 show.  When asked what luxury item he wanted, which the programme’s venerable format allows […]

More than just desert: The Larapinta Trail is (still) as good as Australia gets

Huw Kingston September 19, 2018 Share this article Close to 20 years after he first traversed—and fell in love with—Australia’s 225-kilometer-long Larapinta Trail, adventurer Huw Kingston revisits the Northern Territory to see if the trail still holds his gaze. “Bad country, bad country.” These were the only words the old Vietnamese man mustered as we […]

Video: The Burning Man 747 Has Been Abandoned in the Desert

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In Chilean desert, global thirst for lithium fuels a water war

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Green,Electric,Hybrid Third of the world’s supply of lithium is in a salt-flats aquifer there Continue reading In Chilean desert, global thirst for lithium fuels a water war In Chilean desert, global thirst for lithium fuels a water war originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 01 Sep 2018 09:00:00 […]

Child abuse charges dismissed in New Mexico desert compound case

Eddie Moore/Reuters Two judges cited procedural errors by prosecutors and dismissed child abuse charges against five people from a desert compound where a toddler’s body was found. The judges, in separate decisions, dismissed the child abuse charges on grounds that a preliminary hearing had not taken place within 10 days after they were filed when […]

There’s no Tinder in the desert: How Chad’s Wodaabe nomads find love

Tariq Zaidi August 27, 2018 Share this article They’ve been called ‘the vainest tribe in the world’ and, once a year, Chad’s Wodaabe nomads get dressed up and dance for hours in the stifling sun in an attempt to attract a mate. Photographer Tariq Zaidi pays them a visit. Dawn breaks in the semi-desert Sahel […]