Thursday, January 12, 2012

Solar-powered pumps in Gambia

Gambia has been hard hit by climate change, and one of the effects of global warming has been a drop in the country's groundwater levels. The government is pinning its hopes on environmentally-friendly solar-powered pumps, ditching polluting diesel generators that have been used so far to pump the water to the surface. 100 solar pumps are already in use, helping fill public tanks that provide the population with clean water.

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