Day 173

Day 173


Learning how to help ourselves by observing nature

A desert plant called athel tamarisks shows us a way to pull water from the air. This spindly shrub does this by drawing salty water out from the soil then excreting the salt from their leaves. Then, at night, the salt crystals collect water from the air.

This is the innate brilliance of the natural world. All we need to do is watch and learn.

This holds the promise of revolutionizing cloud-seeding practices by rendering them more effective and environmentally friendly, while also aligning with our responsibility to use the planet’s scarce water resources wisely,” Marieh Al-Handawi, a chemist at New York University Abu Dhabi and lead author of the study, said in a statement.


Photo by: Forest & Kim Starr, CC BY 3.0 US\_aphylla-rainy\_weather-Honokanaia-Kahoolawe\_(24723168235).jpg

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