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Mini-Documentary: Earthrise – Fog Nets (Video)

info-pictogram1 Harvesting water from thin air in the foothills of the Andes. More than a million residents living in Peru’s capital Lima do not have access to running water. But in the arid hillsides surrounding the capital – the second driest in the world – farmers are using simple fog nets to catch moisture in the air.

The area’s thick fog condenses on specially erected mesh nets, and drips onto a plastic gutter before collecting in a storage tank. The water is then used to irrigate crops on once barren land.

Russell Beard travels to the foothills of the Andes to see landscapes and communities transformed by these simple fog catchers.
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Subhana’llah: Hedgehog (IMAGES)

HEMIECHINUS AURITUS

info-pictogram1 Their coats are thick and spiny, providing them with a formidable defence against predators such as the fox. When they feel alarmed or intimidated, they will curl up into a spiny ball to protect its vulnerable stomach. They have about 5000 spines. Each spine lasts about a year then drops out and a replacement grows.

Through Thick and Thin

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By: Maryam Amirebrahimi

Source: http://www.suhaibwebb.com/

Every person has a different marriage experience and sometimes, it may turn sour. When words of divorce are spoken, it can often lead to incredibly painful emotions. In this narrative, a woman describes the way she grappled with her emotions through patience and prayer, and what she realized about her husband, and her marriage, in the end.

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