Water is already scarce on Cape Verde, a small island nation off Africa's west coast, as climate change exacerbates aridity. The government is trying to solve the problem with desalination plants. But the water is very costly for inhabitants.
World Water Day is drawing attention to the growing threat of water scarcity. Some countries are making the most of every drop they use – but others are still squeamish about reusing wastewater.
Governments should increase resilience to cope with droughts and flooding due to climate change, says World Water Council's Benedito Braga as the World Water Forum gets underway, or else face water crises in the future.
On eco@africa, we find out why South Africa's corals are so resilient, meet the microbiologist making gowns from milk and the man promoting hybrid cars in Nigeria. Those stories and much more on this week's show!
Spring has sprung in the northern hemisphere. That means large numbers of gray whales are beginning their migration from Mexican to Alaskan waters, much to the delight of whale watchers.
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