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Israeli Team Harnesses Sun to Purify Water

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June 3, 2013
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Israeli technology that relies on the sun to distill water for drinking and agriculture targets populations in developing countries.


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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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Wind Power in Mozambique

Wind Power in Mozambique

GlobalPost (Aug. 1, 2011) Jason Morenekeji has started a project in Pemba, Mozambique which harnesses the power of the coastal winds to create a renewable energy source.
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Kite Company Takes Wind Power to New Heights

Kite Company Takes Wind Power to New Heights

Reuters (Feb. 19, 2012) California-based start up Makani Power believes the future of clean, sustainable energy is in the skies. The company is developing kite technology they say harnesses wind power far more efficiently and at half the cost of current wind turbines in use today.
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Scientists Target UVA Rays for Future Sunscreens

Scientists Target UVA Rays for Future Sunscreens

Reuters (Nov. 25, 2013) British scientists have created a molecule they say could greatly improve the effectiveness of sun-screens and reduce the incidence of skin cancer. Whereas most sun-screens protect against exposure to short-wave, ultraviolet B rays, the scientists are targetting long-wave UVA rays which they say cause just as much damage. Jim Drury has more.
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