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Scientists call for development goals to protect Earth

JOHANNESBURG 21 March 2013 (IRIN) - Development can no longer focus exclusively on improving people’s lives. Countries must now link poverty eradication to protection of the atmosphere, oceans and land, said a group of international scientists in a comment piece published today in the journal Nature. They propose six Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that do just that.

Colored Rains Often Begin with Dust

 NASAOriginally Published by NASA Earth Observatory - Saharan storms can send plumes of dust drifting north toward Europe.

Apes are emotional about choices

 BBCOriginally Published by the BBC - Chimpanzees and bonobos react emotionally - sometimes appearing to throw "tantrums" - when they take risks that fail to pay off, say scientists.

Sizing Up Galeras

Originally Published by NASA Earth Observatory

– An airborne radar instrument allows scientists to ascertain the shape of a Colombian volcano. Future measurements will help detect how it is changing.

100% access by design: a financial tool for urban sanitation

PN009 Dhaka Financial AnalysisReliably assessing the cost of different sanitation solutions is a key urban planning challenge.

Research on Microbes Points To New Tools for Conservation

Photo of a pair of frogs. Courtesy of Vance VrendenburgOriginally Published by e360 - Improvements in DNA technology now make it possible for biologists to identify every living organism in and around a species.

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