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German veterinary surgeon and 2002 Rolex Associate Laureate Ilse Köhler-Rollefson has been presented with a prestigious Indian prize – the Nari Shakti Puraskar (Women’s Power Award) – for devoting over 25 years to saving Rajasthan’s camel herds, which are at the heart of the way of life of India’s Raika people. Köhler-Rollefson said that when… Read more
By Julian Cribb While the global population has grown threefold since the mid-20th century, our use of fresh water has increased sixfold, threatening major shortages by the 2030s: already, the United Nations warns, 4 billion people worldwide face water scarcity for a month or more each year. For 35 years, Japanese public servant Makoto Murase… Read more
Andrew McGonigle’s pioneering technology is helping scientists around the world to predict volcanic eruptions more accurately. By Julian Cribb Seven hundred million people live within the radius of destruction of one of Earth’s 600 active volcanoes. And 60 to 80 major volcanic eruptions occur somewhere on the planet each year, a frequency that has inexplicably… Read more
Five Rolex Laureates with highly successful projects gave the benefit of their experiences and the challenges involved in changing the future at a public symposium on 14 November presented by the Los Angeles Times, the Rolex Awards and the UCLA Anderson School of Management, The LA Times Summit – The Big Idea: Innovating for Tomorrow… Read more
Four visionary women and six men – from nine countries have won Rolex Awards for Enterprise, presented in Los Angeles on 15 November. The 2016 winners include a polar scientist, a robotic suit designer and an eye specialist who wants to save millions of people from going blind. Other winners have projects as diverse as… Read more