The Western Desert extends over , square kilometres and is located in the south-west of the USA. It extends across several states including California, New Mexico and Arizona. A map to show the location of the Western Desert. The Western Desert has a low population density with the majority of its inhabitants living in large cities such as Las Vegas and Phoenix, Arizona. A range of renewable and non-renewable energy resources are exploited in the Western Desert. Renewable energy resources include solar energy and hydro-electric power HEP.
Desertification is the process of land turning into desert as the quality of the soil declines over time. The main causes of desertification include:. Desertification can be reduced by adopting the following strategies:. Desertification - causes and prevention strategies Desertification is the process of land turning into desert as the quality of the soil declines over time. The main causes of desertification include: Population growth - the population in some desert areas is increasing. In places where there are developments in mining and tourism, people are attracted by jobs.
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The Thar Desert is located in north-west India and stretches into Pakistan. It covers , square kilometres and is the most densely populated desert in the world. A map to show the location of the Thar Desert in India. A range of renewable and non-renewable energy resources are exploited in the Thar Desert.