In a poor but fertile corner of southern Morocco, illiterate Berber women are tapping the surge in global demand for argan oil, a "miracle" product they grind from a special nut, that is helping to lift them out of poverty.
AFP (June 19, 2015) Green technology to turn fog into fresh water straight from the tap has put an end to exhausting daily treks to distant wells by village women in southwest Morocco.
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France 24 (May 23, 2013) Morocco may have little to no fossil fuel resources, but the kingdom has its eyes on a brighter future. By 2020 the country plans to produce 42 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, a ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Aug. 19, 2013) Both floods and droughts are on the increase in Morocco, and the effects are getting worse and worse.
People in largely agricultural areas are among the worst affected. Aid groups in the south and ... watch video
FORA.tv (Feb. 13, 2013) Solar Impulse is a Swiss solar-powered airplane that will endeavor to fly around the world without fuel. After achieving the world's first solar night to day flight in 2010 and the first ... watch video
AFP (May 24, 2012) The Swiss sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse took off on Thursday for Morocco on its first attempt at an intercontinental flight - without using a drop of fuel. If successful, the 2,500-kilometer ... watch video
AFP (Sep. 11, 2014) Spinosaurus aegyptiacus was adapted for both land and water, and an exhibit featuring a life-sized model, based on new fossils unearthed in eastern Morocco, opens at the National Geographic Museum in ... watch video
AFP (July 22, 2015) A joint Peruvian military force breaks up an illegal gold mine in the southeastern Tambopata Nature Reserve, and rescue women thought to be victims of human trafficking used as sex slaves.
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July 27, 2015 While rising sea levels are the main driver for increasing flood risk to American cities, storm surges caused by weather patterns that favor high precipitation exacerbates 'compound flooding' ... read more
July 27, 2015 Climate change, environmental pollution or land use changes – there are numerous influences threatening biodiversity in forests around the globe. The resulting decrease in ... read more
July 24, 2015 As global population grew from about 500 million in 1560 to more than 7 billion, energy usage outpaced population growth. This in effect increased the world's carrying capacity and allowed population ... read more
July 24, 2015 EU’s grid connected cumulative capacity in 2014 reached 129 GW, meeting 8% of European electricity demand, equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and ... read more
July 22, 2015 Two new advancements in electrochromic materials -- a highly selective cool mode and a warm mode -- not thought possible several years ago have been developed by engineers. ... read more
July 22, 2015 The benefits people reap from nature -- or the harm they can suffer from natural disasters -- can seem as obvious as an earthquake. Yet putting numbers to changes in those ecosystem services and how ... read more
Apr. 28, 2014 A spider expert has described a new species: Cebrennus rechenbergi. It is the only spider that is able to move by means of flic-flac jumps. The flic-flac spider uses its legs to create a rolling ... read more
Feb. 3, 2014 The world was given a shock when global phosphorus prices were raised by 800% in 2008. At a stroke, it became clear how dependent we are on phosphorus for our food supply. Phosphorus is an ingredient ... read more
July 5, 2011 Using a widely available ovulation test is a more reliable method of predicting when a woman will be at her most fertile than the commonly used calendar method. Researchers said that the ovulation ... read more