Britain is home to the world’s largest floating solar farm. A practical bonus is that installing a farm on the surface of a reservoir prevents the water warming up and thereby suppresses the growth of algae.
A reservoir not far from London has been fitted with 23,000 photovoltaic panels to make it the world’s largest floating solar farm. The site generates enough power to run the local water treatment plants for decades.
The Dead Sea is seen as one of the most impressive natural wonders of the world. It has also been known for centuries for its healing properties. But the unique Middle Eastern salt lake is threatening to dry up.
The lowest body of water in the world, famed for its health benefits, is disappearing, threatening livelihoods and nature. As the Middle East faces growing water shortages, reversing the decline is a huge task.
Lichens are the curious result of cohabitation between algae and fungi. Biologist Frank Bungartz tells DW about his passion for lichens - and why seeing them disappear should ring alarm bells.
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