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Did humans create the Sahara desert?

New research investigating the transition of the Sahara from a lush, green landscape 10,000 years ago to the arid conditions found today, suggests that humans may have played an active role in its desertification. New research challenges the idea that changes in the Earth’s orbit triggered Sahara desertification  [Credit: Shutterstock]The desertification of the Sahara has long been a target for scientists trying to understand...

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