A three-year drought has caused water supplies to dwindle in the South African city of Cape Town. Based on the current trajectory, the city will likely have to shut off municipal water on April 21, after which residents will need to visit collection sites for their daily water allowance.
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Plastic pollution is an increasing problem across the globe. With the EU’s latest initiative to reduce plastic waste, it’s clear there’s a growing movement to cut down on plastic pollution.
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To tackle China’s smog problem, researchers are testing a new smog tower near the city of Xian. The tower has reduced air pollution by almost 15 percent.
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Clean energy companies like SolarReserve want to prove molten salt can aid solar power electricity any time of day. The potential is there, but the price of generating power and the importance of energy storage must be addressed.
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The Czech Republic has published its plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next three decades. Fuel consumption, personal transport, and electricity generation are all major targets.
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Researchers discovered that the 2016 heatwaves in Australia and Alaska’s oceans were made 50 times more likely to happen thanks to climate change.
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A new study by U.K. scientists examining the environmental, economic, and social sustainability of fracking ranks the controversial practice seventh amongst a pool of nine energy sources. The study could prompt similar research in the U.S., the only nation currently fracking on a major scale.
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