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June 2010 Blog Posts (6)

Seeking: "Insect killer/repellent technologies without insecticide formula application" .

A major consumer good manufacturer invites proposals for innovative insect protector technologies without insecticide formula delivery.

If you have a solution please visit or contact me directly at -

Innoget ( is an open innovation marketplace that aims at expanding the interface between science community and… Continue

Added by David Rafols on June 29, 2010 at 11:33 — No Comments

Orally delivered modified release drug delivery systems to overcome first-pass metabolism

Seeking: "Orally delivered modified release drug delivery systems to overcome first-pass metabolism".

An international pharma products group with offices in the uk is seeking technologies and approaches to taste-mask common otc medications for use within either liquid, tablet or granular formats. the technology must not limit or alter the dissolution or absorption of the active ingredient,...".

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Added by David Rafols on June 22, 2010 at 17:10 — No Comments

Media Reporting on Development: Provocative and Original Stories

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) invites entries for their first awards for reporting on international development, soliciting provocative and original stories, compelling alternative narratives, and critiques, and encouraging discussion on development issues and processes.

More information here:

Deadline is 9 July 2010.

Added by Anita Makri on June 19, 2010 at 18:00 — No Comments

River flooding, erosion hitting earlier than usual in Bangladesh

By Syful Islam

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AlertNet) - Hundreds of people in Sirajganj district, northwest of the capital city of Dhaka, lost their homes and crops to unusually early flooding and river erosion this year, a development experts believe is linked to climate change.

"Usually such flooding comes in late May. But this year… Continue

Added by Syful Islam on June 17, 2010 at 12:26 — No Comments

An Active Hurricane Season Predicted

My colleague, Eric Holthaus, has written a story on the troubling hurricane forecasts released recently for the Atlantic:

The Atlantic hurricane season has officially started, and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society has issued its updated seasonal hurricane forecast for the region. The results continue to indicate that an above-normal season is very likely. This could spell trouble for highly vulnerable Caribbean nations such as Haiti, still reeling from…


Added by Francesco Fiondella on June 3, 2010 at 15:30 — No Comments

Ethiopian pastoralists and climate change


Was in Ethiopia recently. Tarvelled to Afar to cover this interesting community -driven development project: Wrote about it for IRIN: Land of warm milk and no rain

A very warm and generous community up against very harsh conditions.

Added by Jaspreet Kindra on June 1, 2010 at 10:11 — No Comments

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