Posted on 14 January 2010 by Sustainability Digest
The Omo River, future site of gigawatts of hydroelectric dams. Photo: Seth Lieberman via flickr.
At least it’s not a coal power plant… According to a new BBC article Ethiopia has inaugurated the second 400 MW phase of a controversial hydroelectric scheme on the Omo River. Issues of displacement of people, potential water conflict, and environmental problems asi…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 31 July 2009 by Sustainability Digest
Plant DNA ‘barcodes’ can help identify plants quickly and easily, without requiring an on-site visual ID from a botanist. Photo by Victoria Porter via Flickr.com.
After four years of research, scientists have decided on a standard ‘DNA barcode’ for identifying plants. It sounds cool, if you like science (which I do), but is it perhaps one of those findings that’s great if you’re a researcher, but pretty much useless to the rest of the world? Well, no.
According to a BBC article, DNA barcodes can be used to investigate illegal trade of Read the full story on TreeHugger