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Fighting Banana Bacterial Wilt in Uganda   video
Science & Tech  (tags: Africa, Bananas, Banana Bacterial Wilt, East African Highlands, NARO, Nat'l Agricultural, Research Organisation, Uganda )

Brian
- 21 days ago - youtu.be
Banana Bacterial Wilt (BBW) is a disease devastating East African Highland Banana crops. In the case of BBW, a team of scientists at the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) in Uganda have developed a banana variety, using biotechnology...
Stop Illegal and Unsustainable Overfishing
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, environment, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, healthconditions, nature, oceans, politics, pollution, protection, Sustainabililty, wildlife, world, abuse, crime, dishonesty, ethics, health, l )

Marco
- 30 days ago - animalpetitions.org
Chinese companies are fishing illegally in West African waters, according to a study recently released by Greenpeace. According to the report, the number of Chinese fishing boats in African waters has risen dramatically in past decades, with nearly ...
Wild Chimps Look Both Ways Before Crossing Roads
Science & Tech  (tags: chimpanzees, wild, Africa, Uganda, Kibale National Park )

Sinikka
- 65 days ago - newscientist.com
Wild chimpanzees learn to respect roads, adopting the same cautious drills as humans, including looking both ways to check for traffic. (video)
Negev Lab Promises a Better Tech Tomorrow for Africa
Science & Tech  (tags: Africa, Israeli technology )

David
- 272 days ago - timesofisrael.com
Products to be developed at the newly created Israeli company Eilat-Eilot (EE) Off Grid Hub will bring electricity, cooking fuel, and other benefits to the bottom fifth of the world's population, who have for decades been waiting for a better life.
India's Verdana Shiva On The New Food Wars: GMOS And Biofuels   video
Science & Tech  (tags: Verdana Shiva, geneticengineering, GMO, GM crops, India, Asia, Ireland, Africa, Latin America, business, health, humans, medicine, NewTechnology, technology, world )

Betsy
- 283 days ago - youtube.com
Following Rachel Carson's courage and case, Dr. Shiva has fought against food. Intellectual property rights, biotechnology, and genetic engineering. She has assisted campaigns against GM crops and GMO's in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Startup Invents a 'Homemade' Solar Lamp for Developing Countries
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, DIY, startup, solar energy, Solar Lighting, Africa )

Alex
- 439 days ago - dailyfusion.net
The solar lamp developed by LEDsafari, a young startup from Lausanne, is a more effective, safer, and less expensive form of illumination than the traditional oil lamp currently used by more than one billion people in the world.
300,000-Year-Old Caveman 'Campfire' Found in Israel
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, discovery, Israel, hearth, campfire, before homo sapiens, Africa )

Giana
- 516 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A newly discovered hearth full of ash and charred bone in a cave in modern-day Israel hints that early humans sat around fires as early as 300,000 years ago -- before Homo sapiens arose in Africa.
African Frog Defends Itself With Chemicals
Science & Tech  (tags: Africa, animals, discovery, frogs, interesting, news, Research on Evolution and Biodiversity i, science )

Kayleen
- 549 days ago - sciencenews.org
Ants in Africa will eat frogs except for one: the West African savanna frog that protects itself with two peptides that trick the ants into leaving it alone, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan. Happy holidays everyone!
Video:A Hilarious New NSA Video for the Holidays
Science & Tech  (tags: humanrights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', freedoms, government, ethics, HumanRights, world, usa, politics, africa, asia, europe, middle-east, society, cover-up, propaganda, science, NewTechnology, technology, investigation, discovery, internet )

JL
- 564 days ago - aclu.org
This new video is the perfect way to show your friends that while Santa's spying operation may be magical, the NSA's is very real--and why we should all care.
Take Action: End the NSA's Dragnet Surveillance Program!
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, conflict, ethics, europe, freedoms, government, humanrights, unitednations, usa, world, UnitedNations, politics, middle-east, HumanRights, study, technology, internet, Gizmos, discovery, society, safety )

JL
- 571 days ago - secure2.convio.net
A NSA senior manager, speaking anonymously to the Washington Post, admitted that the NSA gets vast volumes of location data of Americans as well as overseas cell phone users by tapping into the cables that connect mobile networks.
Video:A 15-Year-Old With A Huge Brain And An Even Bigger Heart Blows MIT Away
Science & Tech  (tags: africa, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, world, usa, interesting, freedoms, HumanRights, technology, science, scientists, society, NewTechnology, investigation, Gizmos, discovery, energy )

JL
- 575 days ago - upworthy.com
Alvin Melathe In a world where the word "genius" gets thrown around to describe taxi-cab apps and online dating algorithms, it's nice to meet someone who remembers that truly important inventions are about making life better for your community & your w
Accion's Venture Lab Closes Two New Investments
Science & Tech  (tags: medicine, health, healthcare, society, world, ethics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', africa, asia, tech, technology, NewTechnology )

JL
- 579 days ago - accion.org
Both companies are focused on developing new technologies that promise pioneering developments in mobile money, microinsurance and delivery models for the poor.
2012: The Year in Pee and Poop Sami Grover Design / Bathroom Design January 3, 2013 Teenagers Invent a Pee-Powered Generator 20
Science & Tech  (tags: world, americans, africa, asia, china, europe, middle-east, business, concept, design, environment, Gizmos, habitat, health, NewTechnology, performance, research, safety, science, scientists, study, tech, technology )

Ruth
- 592 days ago - treehugger.com
"Derek posted on four teenage girls who presented a "pee-powered generator" at Maker Faire Africa in Lagos, it generatored quite the discussion in our comments."
International Organizations Pressure Congress to Respect Human Rights
Science & Tech  (tags: humanrights, HumanRights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, conflict, china, ethics, europe, freedoms, GoodNews, government, middle-east, media, politics, society, usa, world, society, safety, investigation, discovery, news )

JL
- 736 days ago - accessnow.org
a broad-based group of civil society organizations and individuals, sent a letter to the US Congress representing the international response to the massive National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program.
Pollution in Northern Hemisphere Helped Cause 1980s African Drought
Science & Tech  (tags: climate, discovery, environment, history, interesting, investigation, research, Africa, drought, pollution )

Kathy
- 750 days ago - washington.edu
Decades of drought in central Africa reached their worst point in the 1980s, causing Lake Chad, a shallow lake used to water crops in neighboring countries, to almost dry out completely. The shrinking lake and prolonged drought were initially blamed on
 

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