• Picture of the Bartaga village on the Niger River in Mali

    Mali’s Wetlands Drained by Foreign Agribusiness?

    Diversions of the Niger River from a vast inland delta to irrigate crops threaten wildlife and traditional ways of life. Learn More »

Greening the Desert

From Texas to Saudi Arabia, people are growing food and fuel in drylands.

Pictures: The Life-Giving Nile River

For more than 5,000 years, the Nile has shaped civilization.