Home > Lifestyle > EnviroHealth > Climate and pollution Climate and pollution All sections in Environmental Health » 21st Century Life » FAQs » Animals » Climate and pollution » Hazards and disasters » EnviroHealth News » Green Tips Residents turn to dirty streams for water as drought rages on As South Africa continues to weather a drought, areas in Nelspruit have been without water for weeks forcing some residents to spend about R1 per litre for water or drink from dirty streams. Start A Health24 blog » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Test Are you envirohealth savvy? » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Blood Lions: Bred for the Bullet movie trailer The amazing mountains on Pluto Cape Town is running out of air conditioners The extreme heat in the Western Cape over the last couple of weeks has seen residents clamber to get their houses fitted with air conditioners 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. The three culprits behind South Africa’s weird weather patterns What could be behind South Africa's concurrent drought, heat waves, unusual spring thunderstoms and strange cloud formations in the Western Province? Less rain for warmer earth Climate scientists said they found evidence to back predictions for a future with lower average rainfall. Global warming increases monthly Monthly temperature extremes have become much more frequent, as measurements from around the world indicate. Sunlight can make fuel Chemists at the University of California, Davis, have engineered blue-green algae to grow chemical precursors for fuels and plastics. Why the weatherman is sometimes wrong Have you ever woken up to a sunny forecast only to get soaked on your way to the office? On days like that it's easy to blame the weatherman. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.