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Success Story: Natural Bioengineering In Nepal
August 17, 2007 07:41 PM - Badri Paudyal, SciDevNet

Five years ago, landslides and road blocks on the highways were a common subject in Nepal's news. But now, the worry in people's minds as they travel by road during monsoons has been replaced by a sense of relief. Today, Nepal is using plants and modern engineering to combat the landslides that regularly plague the nation.

Monitoring Climate Change At The Top Of The World
August 17, 2007 07:35 PM - T. V. Padma, SciDevNet

Scientists in the Himalayas are battling poor resources to protect the area from the effects of climate change. Nestled in the Himalayas, bordering the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, lies tiny landlocked Nepal. The barely 250km stretch from south to north sees a land rise from under one hundred metres above sea level to 8000 metres, and climate ranging from tropical to glacial.

Simple And Cheap: Nepal's Application Of Science And Common Sense
August 17, 2007 07:28 PM - Kunda Dixit, SciDevNet

Almost unnoticed, Nepal is developing simple and cheap technologies that make the best of local resources and don't damage the environment.

Climate Change Devastating Wildlife in East Africa
August 17, 2007 07:02 PM - , SciDevNet

The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) says climate change is to blame for increasing conflicts between humans and wildlife across East Africa, and is heightening the risk that animal diseases will spread.

Africa needs better data to combat global warming
August 6, 2007 12:37 PM - David Dickson, Director, SciDev.Net, SciDevNet

It is now widely accepted that despite developing countries' lack of responsibility for human-induced global warming, they are likely to be hardest hit, and that the hardest hit of all will be African countries.

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