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Chileans Are Harvesting Fog To Brew Beer In Earth's Driest Desert

Chileans Are Harvesting Fog To Brew Beer In Earth’s Driest Desert<p>2 minute Read<p>There is nothing about this that doesn’t sound Sci-Fi astounding. …

Licensing

Nestlé’s bright idea: a water bottling plant in the desert

The world’s biggest water bottler is entering new territory: bone-dry Phoenix, Ariz., in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. The Arizona Republic …

Water

Photos: Tiwa Savage Stuns In the Dubai Desert ⋆ The Herald Nigeria Newspaper

The pop singer is just loving life and her latest photos show her loving and living life to the fullest.<p>She was a few days ago pictured with her son …

North Africa

How Algae Can Fuel Planes, Feed Livestock And Fight Climate Change

Going green<p>ExxonMobil just torpedoed a shareholder resolution that would have forced the company to report on how climate change policies will impact its business. The company remains committed to fossil fuels in the main, but Exxon is also hedging its bets, investing in a host of breakthrough …

Record-breaking year for renewable energy

A new report shows that around the world, $286 billion was invested in renewables in 2015 - the most ever. But the head of the network behind the …

Renewable Energy

How Climate Change Will Destroy Our Global Heritage

Last week, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization issued a report called “World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate.” It contains twelve case studies and eighteen snapshots of what climate change is expected to do to places that have been designated as <i>UNESCO</i> …

Climate Change

Currents Are the Secret to an Antarctic Climate Change Mystery

But just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it's not happening.<p>Is Antarctica melting or not? This question has been asked time and time again by scientists and climate change deniers alike. Climate models and ice records have shown that for some reason, warming in the Southern Ocean is …

Climate Change

USGS assesses carbon potential of Alaska lands - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

In comparison to the lower 48 states, Alaskan forests, wetlands and permafrost contain larger stores of carbon, according to the first-of-its-kind …

Wildfire on warming planet requires adaptive capacity at local, national, international scales - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Industrialized nations that view wildfire as the enemy have much to learn from people in some parts of the world who have learned to live compatibly …

Carbon capture is substantial in secondary tropical forests - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

CLEMSON, South Carolina — One of the most effective methods for capturing carbon from the atmosphere in the tropics of Latin America requires doing …

No, this isn’t the Amazon rainforest... it’s the South Downs

QUESTIONS are being asked about why the authorities were unable to prevent the destruction of acres of ancient woodland in the South Downs National …

Natural regeneration of tropical forests helps global climate mitigation and forest restoration - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Climate scientists have long recognized the importance of forest conservation and forest regrowth in climate mitigation and carbon sequestration — …

Climate

Recreating Forests of the Past Isn't Enough to Fix Our Wildfire Problems

Wildfires are getting bigger and more costly. Can we return them to a less dangerous state by looking to the past? U.S. Department of Agriculture, CC BY<p>Stephen Pyne, <i>Arizona State University</i><p><i>Tiger, tiger, burning bright</i><p><i>In the forests of the night...</i><p><i>-William Blake</i><p>There is general agreement that …

Trees and other foliage have regrown, despite drought

Over the past year, scientists have studied California's trees from the air, the ground and even using X-ray technology.<p>Each time, they have arrived at some version of a similar dreary conclusion: The state's ongoing drought is wreaking havoc on forests, killing millions more trees at each …

Building tiny forests, one tree at a time | eco@africa | DW | 31.05.2016

As cities keep growing around the world, the destruction of wild forests continues unabated. One solution: Put forests inside cities. Impossible? Not …

Forests

Foggy Forest

Forests

Desert mangroves are major source of carbon storage, study shows: Researchers estimate carbon storage capacity of coastal desert mangroves in Mexico

Researchers estimate carbon storage capacity of coastal desert mangroves in Mexico<p>Short, stunted mangroves living along the coastal desert of Baja …

San Diego

Zimbabwe: Water Crisis to Get Worse

THE Zimbabwe National water authority (ZINWA) has said the country's 152 catchment areas are depleting and called for urgent action from both …

World Meat Free Day 2016: Why everyone becoming vegan or vegetarian would save millions of lives

Eating more fruit and vegetables and cutting back on red and processed meat will make you healthier. That’s obvious enough. But as chickens and cows …

This Is What Climate Change Has Done To The Great Barrier Reef

A new aerial survey of the Great Barrier Reef shows the vast extent of a "severe" bleaching event that's caused widespread coral death over the past several weeks.<p>The National Coral Bleaching Taskforce study found 95 percent of individual reefs in the most pristine section of the ecosystem showed …

Great Barrier Reef

Taiwan earthquake: Tin cans found in the construction of toppled high-rise

<b>(CNN) —</b> Paper lanterns celebrating the Chinese New Year dot Yongda Road, but there is no holiday spirit.<p>This is the street in Tainan, Taiwan, where the Weiguan Jinlong high-rise building collapsed in a magnitude-6.4 earthquake that rocked the region on Saturday.<p>The high-rise is where a majority of …

Natural Disasters

Governments and earthquake experts intensify planning for the ‘Really Big One’

A public-private campaign to improve America’s resilience to future earthquakes, like the “Really Big One” that’s expected to hit the Pacific …

Geology

Mt. Pinatubo Explosion At Clark Air Base, Philippines Part 1

Tourism