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World Bank loans pushing for “war” on water
In 2013 World Bank provided around 30 million USD as a loan to Republic of Armenia for improving its irrigation systems. The loan was provided under the condition to repay it within 30 years. The Armenian government in its turn plans to contribute with 7.5 million USD. The project is planned to be realized within 4 years in 4 lo...
2016-05-30 14:35:58
Today is ‪‎World Migratory Bird Day‬
Today is ‪‎World Migratory Bird Day‬! Here’s how atoms in bird feathers and beaks have a part to play. By measuring the ratio of certain atoms in these birds, scientists can understand where they go, where they like to live, and what they eat and drink, which are key for protecting them and their habitats. These atom...
2016-05-14 12:04:05
Poachers destroyed this rhino’s face: Veterinarians are trying to fix it (video)
The white rhino was left to die last spring. Poachers had entered the reserve in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, sedated the female with a dart tranquilizer, and hacked off her horns and part of the skull under them. When the reserve’s owners found the rhino days later, news reports said, the gruesome hole in ...
2016-05-14 11:57:57
It's Alive! The world's first algae-powered building (video)
There is a building in Hamburg, Germany, which is entirely powered by algae. Inside the glass panels is a green liquid in which you can see little bubbles rising to the surface. This is the result of having a bio-reactor built into the facade, which heats the 15 flats in the building. The motor is micro algae, and the principle...
2016-04-14 12:40:50
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