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When the Desert Runs Dry

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Why Saudi Arabia’s oil addiction could spell major trouble.

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We chose this article because it was written early this year. It talks about oil drilling and fracking. The author is a well credited writer who has written countless pieces and this is no exception. Nonetheless, it appears to be accurate and it is taken from a relatively reliable source as it can affect the deserts. It it's current and is about our topic. 

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Desert Threats, Endangered Species - National Geographic

Desert Threats, Endangered Species - National Geographic | Hot Desert | Scoop.it
Learn about what threatens our Deserts, and what you can do to help.
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This is one the recent case studies that scientists have seen and how deserts may be a threat in many possible ways. It is accurate because it is about hot deserts and the people that published it work for a reliable source that is we'll know around the world. It helps use as it is a case study into the species in the desert.
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Informational website Desert Biomes

Informational website Desert Biomes | Hot Desert | Scoop.it
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Currency - Published in 1998 : Revised in 2000 - Topic is relevant due to a trend of how climate changes and in 10-15 years it is not much of a difference, still is relevant. Relevance - Published for the intent of a educational reference. - Written as a technical analysis with mainly facts containing an overview about deserts. - The information is very relevant - Intended reader is from high school and up Authority - Authors were Wanye Lambert and Howard Critchfield, they are both professors and researchers - Both were under Berkeley education as scholars researching Accuracy Lambert, Wayne, "Deserts", The World Book Encyclopedia, 1994 ed. Critchfield, Howard J., "Deserts", The New Book of Knowledge, 1998 ed. "Deserts". http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/deserts.html, (5/30/00) Purpose - No bias to the work as it is a researched formatted paper with only facts and evidence on the desert.

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Responds to the removal of water in hot deserts

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This journal article is relevant because five people coming from the school of natural resources talks about the importance of water and the need of it within dry and hot deserts. It is related to the desert and  a great reliable source. 

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Video -- Desert -- National Geographic

Learn how a green wall of trees in northern China might combat the sands that are quickly overtaking once rich farmland.
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Currency - Over a year ago (according to the website) Relevancy - The problem still persists in Beijing, China deals with sand storms from the desert causing pollution problems for people in the city. Authority - National Geographic Accuracy - The sources are coming from citizens, farmers, and agriculturalists that live in china. Purpose - Over 70% of China's land mass is becoming a desert and this causing problems for citizens economically wise and pollution wise. The sand storms also have a big effect on the people including keeping planes from landing causing major delays.
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