Fog Catchers Pull Water From Air in Chile’s Dry Fields

Fog Catchers Pull Water From Air in Chile’s Dry Fields

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Where the cold waters of the Humboldt current meet the dry hot air along northern Chile, a thick fog rises up off the Pacific and is blown inland over the arid coast. On these barren steppes just south of the Atacama desert lies a lush forest where trees suck moisture from the fog.

“A new team from Chile and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is mimicking these natural fog catchers to provide water for drinking and crop irrigation in this parched region.”

(READ the story at NewScientist.com)

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