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Portugal: Water scarcity weighs on drought-stricken economy

In mainland Europe’s westernmost country, water is becoming scarce. But activists point out that Portuguese politicians continue to focus on economic activities that consume particularly large amounts of water. Around 30% of tap water in Portugal seeps...


Can cloud seeding save us from drought?

Humans can influence the weather ― to a degree. Today, cloud seeding, or artificial rain, is mostly used to bring water to drought-ravaged regions. But it’s also been misused in the past. Countries in the...


Climate crisis: What’s at stake for Africa?

Africa has played a minor role in causing climate change, but bears the burden of its consequences. For the continent, the UN climate conference is about vital funding and securing the livelihoods of 1.4 billion...


Can hydropower withstand a future of extreme weather?

Hydropower has long been seen as a reliable renewable energy source. But during drought and heavy rain, hydropower plants often come to a standstill. Will climate change spell the end for this clean energy alternative?...


Climate change is happening — but it’s not game-over yet

Global warming isn’t just an environmental problem — it will affect every aspect of human life. Our response has to be just a wide-reaching — and experts say people power can still save the planet....