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desert

a terrestrial environment in which there is poor soil, climatic extremes of high and low temperatures and low rainfall, and consequently a scarcity of living organisms, all of which must be specially adapted. See XEROPHYTE, METABOLIC WATER.
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Capable of growing in even the harshest desert climate, the Ghaf tree is the UAE's national tree and is a symbol of tolerance, sturdiness and stability.
Even Peru's capital city of Lima, where a desert climate seldom leads to rain, police had to help hundreds of residents in an outskirt neighborhood cross a flooded road by sending them one-by-one along a rope.
"We do small applied research projects to determine the best practices for growing certain crops in our high desert climate," Ott says.
A dry desert climate means trick-or-treaters will have no weather interruptions in Arizona's largest city.
"The airborne delivery by parachute of several Russian airborne troops' combat vehicles to the desert climate of Egypt will occur for the first time in history", the ministry said.
CIS modules are generally better-suited to the desert climate typical of Saudi Arabia, able to operate at better efficiencies during hot temperatures and in dry, dusty conditions.
Locally known as the 'Eternal Spring,' Las Palmas enjoys a very mild desert climate with mild to warm temperatures throughout the year.
With the UAE's "desert climate", people tend to steer towards indoor, sedentary activities.
The five-year-old inside of me, who was honored by a culture seeking to conserve their natural resources, was utterly shocked, especially given that the Middle East is a region with water scarcities due to a desert climate. I noticed similar issues with electricity.
With its stunning red rock, vast canyon lands and desert climate, the "down south" part of the Beehive State possesses a big "wow" factor
At the DSO plant, Almaden will produce specialised super-thin dual-glass PV panels to suit the desert climate, especially for residential buildings, car parking areas, green houses, roof tops and solar farms.
The extreme day/night temperature differential--up to 40[degrees]C variation--and dust present in the arid desert climate generate higher-than-usual stress on machinery.