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The continent has endured five of its hottest summers since 1500, with temperatures reaching up to 47 degrees Celsius in some regions, leaving many dead.
Dom Phillips wrote about Brazil for 15 years, covering the oil industry in early days. Later, he freelanced for The Washington Post and The New York Times before becoming a regular contributor to The Guardian. He'd penned four chapters of his book 'How to save the Amazon' before his death
A group of Swiss engineers and scientists have developed a new method of extracting water from thin air, without no energy input, and no contribution to the greenhouse effect or global warming. When the system hits the market, it is set to help solve the water crises in a number of communities.