With severe drought afflicting South Africa, a thirsty invasive plant species has almost drained the Atlantis Aquifer, one of the two natural groundwater reservoirs supplying Cape Town.
Farmers in northern Chile, one of the driest regions in the world, are learning to adapt to drought after discovering a new source of water — fog-catching nets.
Insects live in abundance in every part of world except the sea, which covers more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface. So why is it that this tenacious species has failed to colonize the marine environment?
Cape Town might have dodged Day Zero, but a new hyper-consciousness of water use looks set to be the new normal — and not just for the drought-hit African city.
Cape Town is running out of water — but using the precious resource more wisely isn't the only thing that could help. Invasive species can suck water away. So the hunt is on.
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