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Preventing water crises

The brutal price of
air conditioning

Climate protection zones in Vienna

The Austrian capital has decided to introduce climate protection zones where fossil fuels will no longer be used in the future.

Ocean farming

Catherine Puckett runs a truly unusual farmstead in one of the bays of Block Island near Rhode Island: using three-dimensional technology, she is cultivating kelp, clams and oysters in vertical columns.

Captured moments: photos on the
relationship of water and humans

Zoltán Molnár’s series of photographs entitled Aqua offers sensitive glimpses of the interactions of people and water.

Man-made sand dunes protect Britain against
sea level rise

Massive sand dunes are being built along a section of East Anglia’s shores to protect 400 homes against storm waves. This is the first such attempt in the United Kingdom to protect against the effects of sea level rise and to prepare for climate change.

Icelandic glacier to be remembered by monument

A monument is to be erected to honour the glacier that was first lost to global warming in Iceland. The plaque will feature a note to future generations, as well.

Billions of people live without clean drinking water and toilets

More than two billion people worldwide have no access to safely managed clean drinking water, while more than four billion people do not have adequate sanitation services, according to a report announced in Geneva by UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

European Union aid for drought-stricken Africa

The EU is contributing a further 50 million euro to alleviate drought damage in a number of Eastern and Central African countries. According to estimates, more than 4 million children and about 3 million pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers are undernourished in the region.

Enchanting landscapes in Hungary: Backwaters along the Tisza River

Riverbanks with ancient trees, a diverse birdlife, branches arching over the water: amazing backwaters await nature lovers along the Tisza River outside the town of Mártély in Csongrád County.

Terrible damage to aquatic ecosystems

The situation is worse than we thought – not only in the case of coral reefs, but also in freshwater fish populations.

Beautiful island fallen victim to plastic

Henderson Island, a remote Pacific island that belongs to New Zealand, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – yet six tonnes of plastic waste was collected there in two weeks.

Devastating floods in Asia

The June to September rainy season is vital for agriculture and for the replenishment of water reserves, but the heavy rains also do a great deal of harm each year.

Warming will claim many lives

Scientists have studied mortality data in 27 Chinese cities with high population densities to get an accurate estimate of the effect that global warming of 2 instead of 1.5 degrees Celsius would have on the mortality rate.

Seventeen countries suffer critical water shortages

According to a report from the World Resources Institute, 17 countries are facing extremely high water stress, from India through Israel to Botswana. Many of the countries in question – which, collectively, are home to a quarter of the world’s population – are in the Middle East and North Africa.

The melting of glaciers: was the maths all wrong?

What if the mathematical models that we use today to estimate the impacts of climate change are wrong? What if the situation is even worse than we thought?

Climate change is destroying hundreds of reindeer

Scientists at the Norwegian Polar Institute have found an unprecedented reduction in Svalbard’s population of reindeer in 2019.

Sad record of a sea that deserves better

Based on a study spanning more than 20 years, researchers of the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer) believe that the Mediterranean Sea is the most polluted sea in Europe.

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