Tag: water

Africa: As Cities Grow Across Africa, They Must Plan for Water Security

May 15, 2021
Here’s a startling figure: 1.5 billion people will live in African cities by 2050, more than double the number today. African cities – including unplanned urban areas and informal settlements – are already facing staggering challenges: poverty, the need for more and better jobs, and a lack of housing and basic infrastructure, all of which

Africa: Factbox – World’s Water Woes Spring From Undervaluing Its ‘Blue Gold’

March 25, 2021
Many people neglect the value of water and the benefits it can bring, says World Water Development Report 2021 Why are humans so enthusiastic about discovering traces of water on Mars, and yet do not treat the Earth’s supply of “blue gold” with the same respect nor seek to share it more fairly? So asks

Mozambique: Problems With Astrazeneca Vaccine Are ‘Bucket of Cold Water’

February 9, 2021
Maputo — The discovery that the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 is not effective against the South African strain of the coronavirus is a “bucket of cold water” poured over the hopes of the region, declared Mozambique’s Deputy National Director of Public Health, Benigna Matsinhe, on Monday. The South African health authorities announced on Sunday that

A place to look for life in the solar system is erupting with water

November 18, 2020
One of the best spots to look for life, NASA is slated to explore Jupiter’s moon Europa in the next 10 years. A new study, however, notes the water plumes that are erupting from the celestial satellite could shed new light on cryovolcanic eruptions across icy bodies throughout the solar system. The research, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters,