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Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink.

All you need is fog. Here’s how to extract water from the air. It’s a low-tech, cheap way to get fresh water as it becomes increasingly hard to find in many parts of the world.

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Our Glaciers are vanishing

For millions of people glaciers are a major store of fresh water, collecting in the winter and then melting in the hotter dry season and keeping rivers flowing, farmers farming and cities supplied with drinking water. This is much more … Continue reading

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Dengue fever now threatens 2.5b people and is endemic in 110 countries.

Warmer weather also pleases the mosquitos that spread Dengue fever, a sometimes fatal disease that has recoded a 30x increase in cases in 50 years. Up to 500m people suffer Dengue. Getting it once is bad, but a second infection … Continue reading

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We’re getting more heat waves and they’re going to kill more people. Europe needs to adapt to a hotter world.

10 yrs ago a European heat wave killed 70,000 people. We used to get 3 days that hot every decade, but it’s going to rise to 40 days. If Europe is struggling to adapt, how will the rest of the … Continue reading

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Weird Weather. Can bio-tech feed Africa?

The climate is changing and droughts are getting worse. Food riots have become an all too familiar response to shortages and rising prices. Does science have the answers?

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Crops like water. And in more and more places there isn’t enough.

Our climate is changing, droughts are more severe and last longer. A regional drought can be a global disaster prompting food riots in distant countries. Was Australia’s decade long drought a taste of the future? It ended 2-3 years ago … Continue reading

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The weather is changing. Are you?

Is drought the new normal? Australia, California, large areas of Africa and Central & South America, India and more are suffering. In Australia, the Millennium Drought was a disaster for the Murray River that rocked food prices around the world. … Continue reading

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