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Science Development Network

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A weekly news update, on a slightly different theme, Scidevnet provides news, views and information on science and technology in the developing world.  Although stories are much more technical in nature, they give the background information in a clear way.  The service is a great source of information on potential solutions to environmental issues, and addresses the strong ‘northern’ bias of most scientific communication resources.  Dossiers on indigenous knowledge, climate change and GM crops are accessible and comprehensive, and a new section on biodiversity contains lots of useful statistics, background, information on hotspots and definitions of terms.  Although most of the website is in English, some sections are in Spanish, Chinese, French and Portuguese.