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SciDev SciDev

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

SciDev SciDev

SciDev.Net – the Science and Development Network – is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing reliable and authoritative information about science and technology for the developing world. Through our website www.scidev.net we give policymakers, researchers, the media and civil society information and a platform to explore how science and technology can reduce poverty, improve health and raise standards of living around the world.

Latest articles from SciDev

  • Jordan Investing in Advanced Green Technologies

    Published 11 February 2011 | viewed 5,523 times

    Seawater greenhouses, solar power plants and other new green technologies will be brought together in Jordan in an attempt to turn its desert into a…

  • Marine Biofules One Step Closer to Becoming Reality

    Published 07 February 2011 | viewed 6,169 times

    Seaweed biofuel farms have come a step closer to reality with an improvement in the way seaweed sugars can be converted to ethanol. Dried seaweed…

  • Emerging Economies Lead in Energy Research and Development

    Published 31 January 2011 | viewed 5,101 times

    Six major emerging economies, the 'BRIMCS' countries (Brazil, Russia, India, Mexico, China and South Africa), invest more in energy research and development (R&D) than a…

  • Algeria’s Green Energy Drive

    Published 24 January 2011 | viewed 5,062 times

    Algeria is aiming to generate 40 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, energy minister Youcef Yousfi has announced. About 60 renewable…

  • Jordan Moving towards a Nuclear Future

    Published 31 December 2010 | viewed 5,851 times

    [AMMAN] Jordan is to enter the nuclear age with the announcement on 9 December that construction of its first nuclear research and training reactor will…

  • Cancun Climate Talks Prove Sceptics Wrong, But There is Still a Long Way to Go

    Published 24 December 2010 | viewed 7,430 times

    The modest achievements of last week's climate talks in Mexico must not create a false sense of complacency. Ever since the high-profile collapse of last…

  • The Incredible potential of Small Scale Hydropower

    Published 23 December 2010 | viewed 11,165 times

    With the right support, small-scale hydropower could be a cheap and clean fuel for development, says energy advisor Teodoro Sanchez. During the past three decades,…

  • The Impact Climate Change has on Food Supplies

    Published 30 November 2010 | viewed 9,493 times

    Understanding how carbon dioxide impacts food quality is vital to tackle malnutrition effectively, says agricultural researcher Lewis Ziska. Researchers are focusing much attention on how…

  • Reality Check for the Miracle Biofuel Crop Jatropha

    Published 29 November 2010 | viewed 10,223 times

    The hardy jatropha tree as a biofuel source may not be the panacea for smallholders that some have claimed, say Miyuki Iiyama and James Onchieku.…

  • How the Nuclear Renaissance Could Benefit Developing Countries

    Published 27 November 2010 | viewed 17,429 times

    The world is on the brink of a nuclear power renaissance, and developing countries may also benefit, according to researchers. In a study published in…

  • The Hype Surrounding Grass as an Alternative Energy Source

    Published 23 November 2010 | viewed 9,223 times

    The world is facing an energy crisis. The greenhouse effect, caused by the burning of fossil fuels, has aroused serious concerns among scientists and politicians.…

  • The Impact of Climate Change on Water Supplies

    Published 22 November 2010 | viewed 8,087 times

    For centuries, food production — and thus social development — has depended heavily on access to the water needed to grow crops or rear livestock.…

  • New Generation Biofuels in India

    Published 19 November 2010 | viewed 5,116 times

    Sustainable biofuel production strategies and second-generation options involving woody biomass and tall grasses that do not need additional land can help India realise its green…

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