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.
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 ... watch video
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. ... watch video
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 ... watch video
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 ... watch video
Reuters - Business Video Online (Aug. 4, 2014) Islamic State fighters' seizure of the Mosul dam, three towns and an oilfield is their first major victory over Kurdish forces in Iraq - while in Libya, an eruption of fighting between militias has ... watch video
AFP (Mar. 21, 2015) A Chinese construction company is building what will be Guinea's biggest dam, a project which should supply the capital with more reliable electricity but is forcing some to relocate to higher ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (May 27, 2015) A dam holding back floodwaters south of Dallas has ruptured and threatens to break following record flooding in recent days. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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AFP (Sep. 14, 2015) Cameroon is suffering unprecedented power cuts, with several blackouts a day. The government has promised to improve to the country's hydroelectric dam and power lines -- but ordinary Cameroonians ... watch video
Oct. 5, 2015 When pathologists perform autopsies on smokers who died with severe emphysema, they find that lungs are black in appearance. Until recently, researchers and physicians could ... read more
Oct. 5, 2015 A model microscopic system to demonstrate the transmission of torque in the presence of thermal fluctuations -- necessary for the creation of a tiny 'clutch' operating at the ... read more
Jan. 6, 2015 When dams are built they have an impact not only on the flow of water in the river, but also on the people who live downstream and on the surrounding ecosystems. By placing data from close to 6,500 ... read more
Oct. 8, 2014 A study of the removal of two dams in Oregon suggests that rivers can return surprisingly fast to a condition close to their natural state, both physically and biologically, and that the biological ... read more
Aug. 1, 2014 Hydraulic engineering is increasingly relied on for hydroelectricity generation. However, redirecting stream flow can yield unintended consequences. Researchers from the U.S. and Peru have documented ... read more
Nov. 14, 2011 A catastrophic landslide 22,500 years ago dammed the upper reaches of northern California's Eel River, forming a 30-mile-long lake, which has since disappeared, and leaving a living legacy found ... read more