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Climate and pollution

Residents suffer as drought rages on

For thirsty Qwaqwa residents in the Free State, their next drink of water is more likely to come on wheels instead of from the tap as reservoir water levels run low.

Climate change could breed new virus

It's possible that a serious mosquito-borne virus with no known vaccine or treatment could migrate from Central Africa and Southeast Asia to the United States within a year.

Sun in a jar

From security lighting to glowing portable “sun jars”, solar-powered lights have come of age as a practical, aesthetic addition to the 21st century home.

Less rain for warmer earth

Climate scientists said they found evidence to back predictions for a future with lower average rainfall.

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