Archive for January 16th, 2017:

Brazil: Clash of cultures over Amazon dams

Indigenous groups and river dwellers are battling the government and big corporations over the huge dams being built to meet Brazil’s energy needs. The Belo Monte hydroelectric dam is the world’s fourth largest dam, capable of generating 11,000 MW of energy, and more are planned. Article source:

Blind mice have sight restored

Scientists have discovered how to cure blindness in mice. The stem cells in mice could be applied to treat human blindness caused by retinal degeneration in the future. Researchers tell the Today programme stem cells from adult mice, which then grew into small patches of light-sensitive retina that were transplanted into the eyes of blind

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Prince Charles co-authors Ladybird climate change book

Image copyright Penguin Image caption The cover of the book was based on an image of flooding in Uckfield, East Sussex Prince Charles has co-authored a Ladybird book on the challenges and possible solutions to climate change. It is part of a series for adults written in the style of the well-known children’s books that

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