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The Sahara dust cloud warns health authorities in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Health said the dust cloud is expected to hang around on Saturday for the next few days, and people, especially people with chronic lung disease, should protect themselves. The dust cloud was created in Africa earlier this year when a combination of weather factors caused dust to build up into a dense cloud due to storms …

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Sahara Dust Cloud: Here are the three main impacts on you

The thick dust is also clearly visible on satellite images. You can recognize it by the brown shimmer that spreads off the African coast. It is so dense that it is almost difficult to say where the continent ends and the ocean begins! Forecast models demand that this strip of dust, which comes directly from the Sahara and is carried …

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Scientists are discovering three new types of pterodactyls in Sahara science

Scientists have discovered three new species of flying reptiles that lived in the Sahara 100 m ago. Prof. David Martill, paleontologist at the University of Portsmouth, made the discovery with a team of researchers from Morocco and the United States. The study, published in the Cretaceous Research Journal, discovered a community of pterosaurs that lived in prehistoric Morocco. A spokeswoman …

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Research reveals strange sea routes that once covered the Sahara

Artist Concept of the Transsahara Seaway Illustration: Carl Buell (AMNH) Today, the Sahara seems to be one of the most lifeless regions of the world. But its fossils show it was once a huge fish filled with sea lanes and some of the largest sea snakes the planet has ever seen. From 100 million to 50 million years ago, a …

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Sahara changed from wet to dry every 20,000 years

A new study suggests that climate conditions in the Sahara Desert have changed from wet to dry about every 20,000 years. The study was conducted by scientists from the American Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The results were published in the journal Science Advances . The research was partially funded by the National Science Foundation. The Sahara Desert is known …

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The oldest color in the world discovered in the rocks deep beneath Sahara desert

A team of international scientists, led by researchers from Australia, found the oldest color of Earth's geological records. The ancient pigment found in the rocks under the Sahara could be ten times older than the T-Rex. ( Australian National University ) An international team of scientists discovered the oldest color in geological records in sub-Saharan rocks: the bright pink pigment, …

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Going or dying: Algeria gives up 13,000 migrants in the Sahara

ASSAMAKA, Niger – From this isolated border post deep into the sands of the Sahara, the displaced migrants are hundreds across the horizon. They look like stains in the distance and trudge miserably through the glowing terrain of the world in the blazing sun. They are the ones who came out alive. Here in the desert, Algeria has left more …

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