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Earth's dismal water future, mapped

Published: 
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 1:45pm

Satellite data and images are provocative, even disturbing. They confront us with a global view that can be at once breathtaking, like a piece of art, and yet, in this era of rapidly changing climate, they paint a picture of the demise of the environment. How and if we will respond to what we see is uncertain. That uncertainty lies at the root of our perilous future.

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How Cape Town found water savings California never dreamed of

Published: 
Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:08pm

A six-car municipal police convoy skidded to a halt outside a Cape Town house, and police leaped from their cars at the offending sight: a trickle of hose water splashing onto a squat red flower.