Luís Simas

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The World’s Water, Volume 9 Keeps Water Challenges and Solutions Center Stage (Pacific Institute)

After years of drought, Cape Town is about to run out of water.

The bustling metropolis of Cape Town, South Africa, home to about 4 million people, is on track to run out of water and cut off its taps in May. Because of a years-long drought — believed to be partially caused by climate change — the city’s reservoirs are about to run …

Strict regulations: not always the solution to our water problems

The case of Egypt’s Law 48 on wastewater reuse and discharge<p>Egypt, once revered as the “gift of the Nile”, has relied so heavily on the river as the …

The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water - like Cape Town

<b>Cape Town is in the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to face the threat of running out of drinking water.</b><p>However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just one extreme example of a problem that experts have long been warning about - water …

We Have Seen The Future Of Water, And It Is Cape Town

Cape Town is parched. Severe drought and high water use have collided in South Africa’s second largest city, and unless the drought breaks, residents may run out of water in the next few months when there simply isn’t enough water left to supply the drinking water taps.<p>In response to this looming …

Should I stop drinking bottled water?

Do you get a healthier, safer and more refreshing drink when you buy it off the shelf? The answer is ‘no’, and doing so hurts the environment and your wallet<p>It’s the world’s bestselling soft drink – more people buy bottled water than fruit juice or fizzy drinks. In 2013, the UK glugged 2.4bn litres …

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Afinal é mesmo Cabo das Tormentas: a Cidade do Cabo não tem água

A Cidade do Cabo, uma das mais belas e emblemáticas cidades da África do Sul – senão o seu expoente máximo – está sem água.<p>O Cabo propriamente dito, …

3 thoughtful ways to conserve water | Lana Mazahreh

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D. Carlos e o fim da monarquia em Portugal

O atentado contra a família real portuguesa a 1 de Fevereiro de 1908 não foi um acto isolado: foi parte de uma conspiração política. As causas e as …

'We fight with each other over water': rivers run dry in Mozambique – in pictures

In the absence of basic sanitation, life in rural Mozambique during the dry season involves a relentless cycle of arduous journeys to collect water unfit for drinking. The struggle for survival, which affects young and old alike, puts those affected at risk of disease and leaves little time for …

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Great Pyramid Void May Contain Mysterious Throne Carved From Meteorite Described in Ancient Texts

Ever since archaeologists revealed in November 2017 that one of the Great Pyramids of Giza contained a void potentially more than 100 feet long, the …

5 formas fáceis, deliciosas e saudáveis de comer vegetais

<b>Corações de Alcachofra com Molho Tártaro</b><p>Comece por fazer o molho tártaro. E este é diferente: leva tahini. Pique 6 dentes de alho descascados e …

peitos de frango recheados com queijo e espinafres, um jantar fácil e delicioso para um dia de semana

Peitos de Frango Recheados com Mozzarella e Espinafres<p><b>Ingredientes</b><p>2 peitos de frango grandes<br>• Azeite<br>• Sal<br>• Pimenta preta moída no momento<br>• 4 folhas de sálvia …

a entrada que vai deixar a sua família embevecida neste natal: ovos recheados com iogurte grego e mostarda de dijon

<b>Ingredientes</b><p>6 ovos<br>• 2,5 colheres de sopa de iogurte grego<br>• 2 colheres de chá de Mostarda Maille de Dijon<br>• Flor de sal<br>• Pimenta rosa moída no …

5 hiper-dietéticas receitas de massas que não levam massa

São só seis ingredientes e a mistura da batata doce com o queijo salgado é qualquer coisa de divinal. A receita é do site Inspiralized. Comece por …

estes vão ser os seus ovos preferidos a partir de hoje!

Não acredita? Porquê sempre esse cepticismo teimoso? Não sou só eu que digo que estes ovos vão entrar na sua vida com o mesmo entusiasmo com que a …

como fazer o melhor gin tónico segundo jamie oliver

<b>Ingredientes</b><p>50 ml de gin (Jamie Oliver sugere Bombay Sapphire, mas qualquer um dá)<br>• 100 ml de água tónica (Jamie sugere Fever Tree e eu concordo)<br>• 2 …

uma pizza com base de batata doce só com 3 ingredientes? ui, vou já para a cozinha!

Pré-aqueça o forno a 200ºC. Triture muito bem a batata doce e os flocos de aveia no liquidificador. Junte o ovo, o sal e o alho em pó e volte a …

pára tudo! este é o cheesecake mais fácil e saudável: demora 15 minutos a fazer e não tem açúcar

Tudo o que vai precisar é de 15 morangos (lavados e sem as folhas), três pêssego, um limão, 2 colheres de sopa de xarope de ácer (se preferir, também …

A Big, Sparkly Secret That'll Change the Way You Bake Cakes

Grease and flour is the go-to method for preparing cake pans, but something about it always rubbed me the wrong way. Too little and the cake clings. Too much and the cake develops a pasty exterior.<p>Then, one of my friends (also a baker), let me in on a little secret: <b>You can grease and sugar …

These Roasted Chickpea Recipes Are A Dream Come True

Make these roasted chickpeas 4 ways for a tasty, high-protein snack<p>View this post on Facebook

Japan opens the door to debate on female succession to the Chrysanthemum throne

New law includes resolution calling on government to ‘swiftly study’ ways to secure a stable imperial succession including possibility of a future empress<p>Japan’s parliament has passed a law allowing emperor Akihito to become the country’s first monarch to abdicate in more than 200 years, but left …

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Parlamento japonês aprova lei que abre caminho à abdicação do imperador

O Parlamento japonês aprovou a proposta de lei que permite ao imperador Akihito ceder o trono ao filho mais velho, abrindo caminho para a primeira …

See the Ancient Water Tunnels Below Iran's Desert

The combined length of the thousands of tunnels is about the same as the distance between the Earth and the moon.<p>From above, it seems as though a series of holes were pierced in the desert’s dry surface. But a hundred feet below the mysterious pits, a narrow tunnel carries water from a distant …

Fossil mushroom discovered from the era of the dinosaurs

Scientists say the unique find, believed to be 115m years old, is similar to today’s fungi<p>With a classic shape, gills and a sturdy stalk, it wouldn’t look out of place in a stir-fry – but in fact it’s the fossilised remains of a mushroom thought to have sprouted about 115m years ago. It is the …

Archaeologists unearth the oldest Homo sapiens ever discovered

The 300,000-year-old fossils discovered in Morocco had modern faces and more primitive brains<p>Archaeologists have unearthed 300,000-year-old fossilized bones of early humans — the oldest remains of <i>Homo sapiens</i> yet discovered, two new studies report. The ancient bones contain a mix of modern and …

Ancient Aztec temple and ball court discovered in Mexico City

A giant temple to the Aztec god of the wind and a court where the Aztecs played a deadly ball game have been discovered in the heart of Mexico City.<p>Archaeologists unveiled the rare finds on Wednesday after extensive excavations, giving journalists a tour of the semi-circular temple of …

76 Mn Indians Lack Access To Clean Water. 3 Experts Tell Us How To Fix That

<i>“Don’t waste water.”</i><p>This is something we’re taught to do right from school, and rightly so. Water is a precious natural resource that’s crucial to …

Oldest Fossils of Homo Sapiens Found in Morocco, Altering History of Our Species

Fossils discovered in Morocco are the oldest known remains of Homo sapiens, scientists reported on Wednesday, a finding that rewrites the story of mankind’s origins and suggests that our species evolved in multiple locations across the African continent.<p>“We did not evolve from a single ‘cradle of …