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Fight the cause of the refugee crisis

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Drought tolerant plants

Microbes living in and on the roots of plants keep them healthy just as the human gut microbes do. During drought conditions, plants increase the microbes which help them stay alive in drought conditions. Researchers have found they can inject … Continue reading

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Drip irrigation when water is limited

Shortages of fresh water can create difficult decisions, and lead to conflict. Industrial farming creating wealth for owners and investors may leave local poor communities without access to any clean water for personal use. This is illustrated by the South … Continue reading

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Freshwater availability shrinking as we make perverse decisions

Globally, around 80 percent of freshwater is used for food production and agriculture. Out of all the water covering the earth, only 2 percent is fresh. That remaining 10 to 20 percent is set aside for industry. Urban Africa, with … Continue reading

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Redirecting floodwater into aquifer

For some years now the pattern of drought followed by flooding is experienced in many countries. Serious reduction in water levels in aquifers causes drinking water shortages. It is therefore necessary to build a system which directs flood waters into … Continue reading

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The earth cannot take it any more

https://theconversation.com/human-disruption-to-earths-freshwater-cycle-has-exceeded-the-safe-limit-our-research-shows-182562 Please read the above. Learn how each of us can stay informed and help with solutions. We cannot be silent or passive. We can help if we use our 7 billion minds together. See how young scientists are working … Continue reading

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Agricultural solutions

I have just watched a Euronews coverage of how enterprising solutions have enabled Algerian farmers to utilise the water table below the desert and renewable electricity to grow potatoes and other foods in specially cultivated areas. Watch at: https://www.euronews.com/2022/06/27/from-sand-to-spuds-how-algeria-galvanised-its-agricultural-sector This … Continue reading

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Obsidian Power: Part Two

Fact: You can’t hang on to your power base if the drinking water has dried up or become contaminated. It comes as no surprise that we find early humans dwelt close to abundant water supplies, recognising humans can endure many … Continue reading

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