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Boiling Water Freezes Before It Hits Siberian Soil

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December 20, 2012
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A resident of Novosibirsk, in Siberia, where temperatures have plummeted to minus 41 degrees Celsius, tips a pan of boiling water from his balcony in a winter experiment.


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United Against Soil Erosion: German Farmers in Georgia

United Against Soil Erosion: German Farmers in Georgia

Deutsche Welle (Nov. 4, 2012) — Less rainfall due to climate change and strong mountain winds are causing serious soil erosion in Georgia. The ongoing effects of overforestation and overgrazing during the Soviet era are exacerbating the problem. Even though Georgia's soil is richer in minerals than Germany's, soil erosion has reduced harvests there by up to 40 percent. Now German farmers are providing tips to their Georgian counterparts to help them slow down soil erosion.
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RAW VIDEO: Boiling Water Freezes Instantly in Siberia

RAW VIDEO: Boiling Water Freezes Instantly in Siberia

Reuters (Dec. 20, 2012) — Boiling water freezes instantaneously in Siberia as temperatures dip below minus 40 degrees Celsius.
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Spain: The Battle Over Water

Spain: The Battle Over Water

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 21, 2013) — As a result of the economic crisis, many municipalities in Spain have sold their public water utilities to private companies. Now some local communities are finding out that the water supply networks are no longer being maintained properly and that water quality is on the decline. By the end of the year, about 60 percent of water utility management will be partly or entirely in private hands, making Spain the frontrunner in water privatization within Europe. Some experts are already calling it a "water bubble, and communities that are still trying to sell their water utilities are no longer able to obtain top prices. Now some communities are trying to regain public control over their water supply.
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Farming Revolution in South Africa

Farming Revolution in South Africa

Deutsche Welle (Feb. 20, 2012) — A new project in South Africa is taking organic waste that would otherwise be left to simply decay in garbage dumps and processing it in a special facility belonging to the South African company Reliance. There, it is converted it into microbiological compost. The project prevents some 100,000 tons of methane gas being emitted into the atmosphere each year. In addition, the compost helps to improve the quality of the soil, makes plants more robust and helps farmers cut down on the use of pesticides. It's also helping South Africa tackle one of its biggest problems: the massive use of chemical fertilizers in the country has made the ground infertile, caused soil erosion and led to contaminated water.
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