By Jon Mooallem. G avin Pretor-Pinney decided to take a sabbatical. It was the summer of , and for the last 10 years, as a sideline to his graphic-design business in London, he and a friend had been running a magazine called The Idler. But it was true.
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This Device Collects Water From the Clouds
In fact undulatus asperatus is the name conjured by Pretor-Pinney, an amateur enthusiast, for an as yet unclassified, intensely wavy and turbulent cloud formation. And if it makes the International Cloud Atlas next November, it will be the first official new classification in 60 years. A gunmetal sky hangs over the converted barn in rural Somerset where Pretor-Pinney lives and from where he runs the society and its online shop.
On a dry, rocky slope of Mount Boutmezguida in southwest Morocco, a series of mesh billboards stand perched among the scrubby vegetation. Anchored with thick cables and framed with steel poles, they provide a life-giving element that people in many parts of the world take for granted: water. People living in regions where water is scarce spend hours each day tracking it down from sources that are often severely contaminated. And this reality disproportionately affects women, who in many regions are tasked with finding water; girls are pulled out of school to complete the job.