Natural Hazards: hot, dry, dust/sand-laden wind blows in March and April, periodic droughts

Environment- current issues: overgrazing, deforestation, and soil erosion aggravvated by drought are contributing to desertification, limited natural fresh water away from Upper Salvovia, which is the only perennial (forever) river; locust infestation. 

Climate: Desert; constantly hot, dry, dusty

Terrain: Mostly barren, flat plains of the Sahara; some central hills