The global threat that insecticides pose for aquatic biodiversity has been revealed in a recent modelling study that pinpoints areas at greatest risk. The mapping exercise conducted by the researchers reveals that aquatic life in water bodies within 40 per cent of the global land surface is at risk from insecticides running off the land.
Paulo Rebêlo Scidev.net | 25.jul.2014 link Twelve universities and research institutions from around the world have joined forces to assess the critical issues facing the world’s tropical regions and to examine how investments in aid, research and education affect development there. The institutions say they “share a responsibility to work with and for the people of the tropics, to bring to bear the power of our understanding, science and innovation on the issues of the tropics to create a brighter
[RECIFE] Brazil may develop its own system of digital television technology rather than importing such a system from abroad (as several of its Latin American neighbours have already done), if a proposal by the country’s minister of communications, Miro Teixeira, is accepted. Digital television has not yet been introduced into Brazil, the country with the world’s sixth largest television audience — even though foreign companies have been lobbying the Brazilian government for several years to adopt digital systems used abroad,