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UK body to coordinate climate change teamwork

A coordinating body will oversee cooperation between UK agencies involved in climate change research in developing …


Experts highlight 'lack of interest' in mental health

The mental health sector is under-resourced in developing countries, despite a high burden of mental disease, say …


Soil degradation issues 'swept aside', say experts

More attention must be paid to the global degradation of land and its impact on climate change and food security, …


Carbon dioxide could make grasslands 'unusable'

Research has shown that increased levels of carbon dioxide encourage woody shrubs to replace grass in grasslands, …


Human action 'changing rainfall' in developing world

Humans are responsible for changing rainfall patterns observed in many developing countries, say climate scientists.


Better biofuel uses best of both worlds

Scientists have combined biological and chemical methods to create a high-energy biofuel that can be produced more …


Indian loan project gives solar energy to rural poor

A UN project has given India's poor access to clean and reliable energy through a system of small loans.


UNESCO 'must rethink science strategies'

UNESCO's approach to science and its core activities need rethinking, according to an independent review.


Federation to extend science journalist mentoring

The World Federation of Science Journalists plans to extend its mentoring programme to Asia and Latin America.


Polio eradication 'cheaper than control'

The cumulative and human cost of eradicating polio is lower in the long run than that of control programmes, say …


UK to host next world science journalism conference

The United Kingdom will host the next World Conference of Science Journalists, with a special focus on developing …


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