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Huge Dam in Ethiopia Could Destroy Kenyan Lake

June 8, 2012
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A massive dam on the Omo river in Ethiopia will provide clean, green electricity for countries across East Africa, but at what cost? There are fears disrupting the flow of the river will have a huge impact on Lake Turkana in neighboring Kenya, where thousands of people live off the lake.

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Deutsche Welle (June 24, 2013) — Egypt is casting worried looks towards the south. Ethiopia is currently building the biggest dam in Africa on the Blue Nile River, close to the border with Sudan. The plan is to use the river's vast masses of water to create energy.That could cause water shortages further up the river in Egypt, but Ethiopia says it needs to use its resources to help economic growth and attract foreign investors.
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Can Humans Beat Machines in the Workplace?

Can Humans Beat Machines in the Workplace?

Reuters (July 18, 2013) — Automation could destroy as much as 70 per cent of today's jobs by 2020, according to Wired magazine. Amy Gardner looks at some of the ways humans are trying to modify themselves to beat machines. She meets a cybernetics professor who turned himself into a cyborg, and looks at the pros and cons of a cognitive enhancing drug.
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Safety of Air Shipments of Batteries Questioned

Safety of Air Shipments of Batteries Questioned

AP (Dec. 2, 2014) — New U.S. government tests raise concern that bulk shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries carried as cargo on passenger airliners are susceptible to fires or explosions that could destroy the planes. (Dec. 2) Video provided by AP
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Ethiopia Spearheads Green Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ethiopia Spearheads Green Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

AFP (Dec. 5, 2013) — Ethiopia's northern Tigray region is home to sub-Saharan Africa's largest wind farm, a symbol of the country's commitment to pioneering green energy projects as it seeks to boost its economy by exporting power to its neighbours.
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