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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Aug. 28, 2015 Beach sand contains all kinds of microorganisms, including those that can harm human health. Yet current guidelines are focused exclusively on monitoring the levels of microbes in the water. Now, an ... read more
Aug. 28, 2015 Researchers have shown that our understanding of how organic material is decomposed by fungi and bacteria is fundamentally wrong. This means that climate models that include ... read more
Aug. 27, 2015 Collisions with wind turbines kill about 100 golden eagles a year in some locations, but a new study that maps both potential wind-power sites and nesting patterns of the birds reveals sweet spots, ... read more
Aug. 27, 2015 WHRC scientists have counseled the State Department on policies that could control permafrost thaw, including reducing global carbon emissions from fossil fuel use and deforestation, and limiting ... read more
Aug. 27, 2015 Researchers have evidence in support of a clearly defined depth limit for deep-sea fishing in Europe. The findings come just as the European Union considers controversial new ... 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