Salvagers want to tow icebergs to solve Cape Town’s drought

There are remarkable plans to tow giant icebergs to drought-stricken South Africa to solve Cape Town’s worst water shortage in a century. Salvage expert Nick Sloane believes his team can “capture” one of the many chunks of ice which drift within 1,200 nautical miles of the country every year. Sloane, who led the re-floating of…
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Drought forces some Cape Town residents into midnight queues for water

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Hundreds of Cape Town residents are being forced to line up overnight to stock up on water as South Africa’s second largest economic hub and tourism attraction struggles with a severe drought that could see taps turned off in May.

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California salmon lose way after ride downstream in drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A desperate decision to truck California’s native baby salmon toward the Pacific Ocean during the state’s drought may have resulted in generations of lost young salmon now hard-pressed to find their way back to their reproductive grounds.
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The Ethiopian Banana That Flourishes In Drought and Heat

At first glance, Ensete ventricosum may look like a banana plant, with huge green fronds and a towering, thick brown pseudostem. But if you peel these orange, banana-cousin fruits, watch out: Instead of a pale, mushy interior, this banana-like fruit consists almost entirely of large, teeth-cracking, black seeds.

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