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The word desert is a noun.  Desert means (1) an arid region with little or no vegetationDesert is also a verb that means (1) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch, (2) desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or armyDesert is also an adjective that means (1) located in a dismal or remote area; desolate.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word desert.
  • Joshua Tree National Park
    Located in southeastern California, 140 miles east of Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park includes parts of the Mohave Desert and Colorado Desert and gets its name from the spiky-tipped Joshua trees that are native to the Mohave Desert ecosystem.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Tree_National_Park
  • Bar Harbor, Maine
    Bar Harbor is a picturesque small town in southeastern Maine that is located on the northeast shore of Mount Desert Island. Nearby Acadia National Park contains Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the eastern seaboard.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar_Harbor,_Maine
  • Visit El Paso - Convention and Visitors Bureau
    When Spanish Conquistadors rode along the banks of the Rio Grande in 1598, they discovered a diamond amid the Chihuahuan desert. El Paso has been luring visitors with its mystery and promise ever since. Every year, the El Paso area hosts millions of travelers during their visit to this international metroplex. Nestled at the point where West Texas, New Mexico, and Old Mexico meet, The Sun City is a good place to appreciate the blending of these cultures and heritages.
    http://www.visitelpaso.com/
The following articles provide recent desert-related news.
  • Desert cities of the future
    If Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is right, then a new way of living is set to emerge along a stretch of coastline between snow-capped mountains and beaches of the Red Sea.
    Straits Times.  Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 05:00:00 +0800.
  • Solar persuaders
    In India's desert state of Rajasthan, rural women are training as solar entrepreneurs, to bring power to those living off grid.
    BBC News.  Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 23:17:24 GMT.
  • Adani plans to protect desert springs are worthless, water experts say
    Adani's proposed protections for some of the world's last unspoiled desert oases near its proposed coal mine in Queensland won't work at all and are "all about protecting Adani from prosecution", according to the authors of two reports.
    Michael Slezak.  Australian Broadcasting Corporation.  Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 04:42:49 +1000.
The following digital image illustrates the word desert.
Desert Sand Dunes
Desert Sand Dunes

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