While the western media focuses primarily on what the developed world is doing to solve the climate crisis, there's some great coverage on how Third World countries are greening too. SciDev's "Science in the Himalayas," a series of editorials and features, gives credence to the notion that local, community efforts can be just as effective as large-scale centralized ones. And low-tech solutions are often just as good as their high-tech counterparts. Nepal's successes in scientific application in recent decades aren't about grandiose hydropower dams or major infrastructure projects. The new technologies that have worked have been indigenously designed, based on …
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