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July 2010 Blog Posts (12)

Climate pressures leading to rise in Sunderbans 'tiger widows'



http://www.alertnet.org/db/an_art/60167/2010/06/26-115854-1.htm



By Syful Islam



DHAKA, Bangladesh (AlertNet) - Climate change is driving a growing number of farmers in Bangladesh's southern Sunderbans region out of their fields and into the region's mangrove forests, leading to a rise in tiger attacks and 'tiger widows,' researchers… Continue

Added by Syful Islam on July 28, 2010 at 19:59 — No Comments

Bangladesh approves Chinese co for 2 peakers

Purchase body… Continue

Added by Sanjoy chaki on July 23, 2010 at 13:00 — No Comments

"Nanotechnology at Home 2010" competition for secondary school students

"Nanotechnology at Home 2010" competition for secondary school students (from 14 to 18 years)



Call for entries



The International NanoScience Community - TINC launches "Nanotechnology

at Home 2010" a competition for secondary school students around the

world.



The aim of the competition is to find out what high school students

think about nanotechnology, and the new products created using

nanosciences.



The nano-competition… Continue

Added by Andras Paszternak on July 23, 2010 at 6:01 — No Comments

Energy Reporting. HOW to?



Bangladesh is a country where development is harassed by the lack of energy. At least half of the population (55%) not having electricity. Rest of them, who are getting electricity also dissatisfied with

power because of regular load shedding. People, who are

living out of capital, are suffering more. While current government of the

country took some mega initiatives to develop this…

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Added by Sanjoy chaki on July 22, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF IRRI



LOYALTY TO RICE DRAWS 250 TO IRRI REUNION IN FLORIDA





Special feature for The Crawford Fund, Australia July, 1997

LOYALTY TO RICE DRAWS 250

TO IRRI REUNION IN FLORIDA

by Dr. Thomas R. Hargrove

Rice is the world's most vital, and fascinating, crop. A special

bond—formed by working for its improvement--drew more than 250 former

scientists, scholars, and dependents of the International Rice…

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Added by DR. SYED MD. ZAINUL ABEDIN on July 13, 2010 at 2:48 — No Comments

Managing Risk in a Changing Climate: Making the Case

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In the first of a three-part series, IRI's Director-General, Stephen Zebiak, makes the case for climate-risk management as an approach for dealing with droughts, floods, epidemics and other problems that plague society and hinder development. This approach, if applied correctly, would also be an effective adaptation strategy to climate change.…





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Added by Francesco Fiondella on July 12, 2010 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Land disputes choke up Bangladesh's courts - is help at hand?

http://www.alertnet.org/db/an_art/60167/2010/06/8-093227-1.htm



By Syful Islam



DHAKA (AlertNet) - Land disputes have choked Bangladesh's courts for decades prolonging the suffering, especially of the poorest, but the government hopes new steps to bring justice will succeed…

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Added by Syful Islam on July 11, 2010 at 14:30 — No Comments

Women’s Fund for Peace and Human Rights accepting nominations for the Yayori Award

DEADLINE: AUGUST 31 2010

The Japan-based Women’s Fund for Peace and Human Rights has launched the Yayori Award to recognize the efforts of women activists, journalists and artists who have been working at the grassroots-level with socially marginalized people in order to create a 21st century free from war and discrimination. The Fund is especially encouraging younger activists to apply for the award. Geographically, the preference is given…

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Added by Josephine Latu on July 9, 2010 at 13:30 — No Comments

Chatham House to Release Breakthrough Report On Global Impact of Response to Illegal Logging



RSVP to attend: Preeti Singh at psingh@burnesscommunications.com.



**MEDIA ADVISORY**



Chatham House to Release Breakthrough Report

On Global Impact of Response to Illegal Logging



Thursday, 15 July

10:00-11:30 am, Royal Society, London UK



The results of the most comprehensive attempt ever made to measure the scale and… Continue

Added by Megan Dold on July 7, 2010 at 17:30 — No Comments

Bursary available for malaria conference

For information:



Parasite to Prevention: Advances in the Understanding of Malaria

Edinburgh, UK - 20-22 October 2010



Researchers and graduate students from low-income and lower-middle income countries can apply for a conference bursary to cover the cost of their travel, accommodation and conference registration. The deadline to apply is 6 August 2010.



More details here:… Continue

Added by Anita Makri on July 7, 2010 at 11:58 — No Comments

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