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New online tool tracks tree loss in ‘near real time’

February 21, 2014
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New online tool tracks tree loss in ‘near real time’

By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, BBC News Highlighted in red, the new tool can show the scale of tree cover loss between 2000 and 2012 A new global monitoring system has been launched that promises “near real time” information on deforestation around the world. Global Forest Watch (GFW) is backed by Google and over...
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Bill Clinton in Haiti to visit agriculture and environment projects

February 17, 2014
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Bill Clinton in Haiti to visit agriculture and environment projects

Trenton Daniel AP: Former U.S. President and UN special envoy to Haiti Bill Clinton waves to the children of the Union Des Apotres – Prodev School in Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday Feb. 17, 2014. Clinton is in Haiti to visit several projects that focus on agriculture and the environment, including the Union Des...
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In Haiti, Beauty That Plays Hard to Get (To)

February 13, 2014
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In Haiti, Beauty That Plays Hard to Get (To)

By DEAN NELSON FEB. 13, 2014 Launch media viewer Scenes From Haiti Clockwise from top left: Waterfalls at Cascade Pichon; a fisherman in Belle Anse; on the journey between Cascade Pichon and Belle Anse; boats on the shore in Belle Anse.  David Rochkind for The New York Times It’s hard to know exactly how...
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Haiti commerce ministry dismayed by fire at essential oil factory

February 12, 2014
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Haiti commerce ministry dismayed by fire at essential oil factory

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com Haitian authorities are investigating a fire at a factory that produces essential oil for some of Europe’s top fragrance houses. The fire occurred Tuesday morning and created “significant” damage to part of Agri-Supply Company, S.A. in the city of Les Cayes in southwest Haiti. The company is one of the...
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Haiti owes $1,276,929,359.32 to Venezuela-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

February 10, 2014
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Haiti owes $1,276,929,359.32 to Venezuela-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

PI/ HaitiLibre- According to the Bureau of Monetization of Programs of Development Assistance (BMPAD) within the framework of Petrocaribe agreement, Haiti had a long-term debt with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for an amount of 1,276,929,359.32 U.S. dollars as of December 31, 2013 (In March 2013 the amount of the Petrocaribe debt was 938...
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Virus Advances Through East Caribbean

February 9, 2014
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Virus Advances Through East Caribbean

The Aedes aegypti mosquito carries Chikungunya fever. James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, via Associated Press nytimes.com By FRANCES ROBLES MIAMI — A painful mosquito-borne virus common in Africa and Asia has advanced quickly throughout the eastern Caribbean in the past two months, raising the prospect that a once-distant illness will become entrenched...
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Ice cream adds sweet taste for peasant farmers in Haiti

February 7, 2014
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Ice cream adds sweet taste for peasant farmers in Haiti

By Verna Gates (Reuters) – Entrepreneurs from one of the grittiest cities in the United States have joined forces with peasant farmers in Haiti to help transform the country’s bitter poverty into delicious and life-sustaining ice cream. A white former human sexuality professor from Alabama and a black Baltimore gourmet ice cream maker are...
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Le FAES visite le système d’irrigation de Léogâne

February 7, 2014
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Le FAES visite le système d’irrigation de Léogâne

Une délégation du #FAES a réalisé une visite à Léogâne le mercredi 5 février 2014. Lors de cette visite qui s’inscrit dans le cadre du Programme d’Appui à la Reconstruction de Léogâne (RELEO), les membres de cette délégation ont supervisé la réhabilitation du système d’irrigation de la zone. La réhabilitation de ce système d’irrigation...
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Deadly voyages devastate Haitian island

January 28, 2014
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Deadly voyages devastate Haitian island

Desperation trumps risks in offshore Haiti island as illegal migration spikes and dozens die. By jacqueline charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com ILE DE LA TORTUE, Haiti — Three times James Major tried to make it off this rustic island, where skeletons of wooden sailboats litter the rocky shoreline. Three times he failed, turned back by U.S. and...
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What can 1 million trees do?

January 17, 2014
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What can 1 million trees do?

UPS is working with organizations to plant 1 million trees on five continents as part of its forestry initiative this year. As part of its global forestry initiative, UPS is working with organizations like The Nature Conservancy, Earth Day Network, Arbor Day Foundation, and the National Park Foundation this year to plant 1 million...
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Haiti Ends Ban on Imported Dominican Poultry, Eggs

January 17, 2014
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Haiti Ends Ban on Imported Dominican Poultry, Eggs

The Dominican Republic says Haiti has lifted a ban on imports of Dominican poultry and eggs — an issue that set off tensions between the neighboring nations when it was imposed last year. Dominican Agriculture Minister Luis Ramon Rodriguez said Thursday he received notice of the move from his counterpart in Haiti, Jacques Thomas....
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Mosquito-borne virus spreading in Caribbean

January 15, 2014
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Mosquito-borne virus spreading in Caribbean

By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press AP Photo/James Gathany KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A mosquito-borne virus appears to be spreading quickly in the Caribbean during the winter tourism season just weeks after epidemiologists first found local transmission occurring in the French dependency of St. Martin. Scientists said Tuesday that St. Martin now has as many...
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Haiti to plant millions of trees to boost forests and help tackle poverty

January 11, 2014
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Haiti to plant millions of trees to boost forests and help tackle poverty

The Guardian.com Government-backed campaign aims to double Caribbean country’s forest cover by 2016 Haiti was once covered in verdant forests but land clearance for colonial plantations was followed by tree felling for cooking fuel. Photograph: Olivier Coret/Corbis Haiti aims to plant 50m trees a year in a pioneering reforestation campaign to address one of...
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Pumpkin Soup with Sora and Junior

January 6, 2014
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Pumpkin Soup with Sora and Junior

By Buildingaschool: My New Year Posted on January 5, 2014 Back at home, I always stay up on New Years’ Eve but we don’t really do anything special – maybe there are some extra treats on hand for eating. Even if I’d stayed inside this year too, it still would’ve been fantastic because I’d be...
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Partnership brings clean water to communities in Haiti, Peru

January 6, 2014
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Partnership brings clean water to communities in Haiti, Peru

LIMA, Jan. 6 (UPI) — An international partnership forged in the United States is bringing clean water to underprivileged communities in Haiti and Peru and further afield in Malawi, Africa. Oregon solar manufacturer SolarWorld said it teamed up with Rotary International and Water Missions International non-profit organization to cater for clean water needs of...
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Lessons learned: growing rice in Haiti and Vietnam

December 30, 2013
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Lessons learned: growing rice in Haiti and Vietnam

A new method for coaxing more rice from the land with less water and fertilizer is beginning to take root in Haiti–as it has in Vietnam. Six months after visiting their counterparts in Vietnam to compare rice-growing methods, an Oxfam-America-led delegation of Haitian farmers and agronomists reports that one of those methods used in...
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Solar Micro-Grid Aims to Boost Power and Food in Haiti

December 23, 2013
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Solar Micro-Grid Aims to Boost Power and Food in Haiti

EarthSpark, the project’s leader, won a Powering Agriculture grant for clean energy development. A little girl reads by the light of a solar home system in Les Anglais, Haiti. The nonprofit EarthSpark is working to connect more Haitians to electricity via micro-grids. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY EARTHSPARK Josie Garthwaite for National Geographic Published December 23, 2013...
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CDC warns of mosquito-borne virus in Caribbean

December 20, 2013
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CDC warns of mosquito-borne virus in Caribbean

Dozens of cruise ships set sail each week in winter from Miami Beach, Fla., and many of them make stops at multiple ports in the Caribbean, where the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that a mosquito-borne virus has been found for the first time in the Western Hemisphere. (Richard Sheinwald /...
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Haiti switches on to solar power as sustainable electricity solution

December 17, 2013
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Haiti switches on to solar power as sustainable electricity solution

Solar energy is clean, green and can help to solve Haiti’s power crisis. Now the world’s largest solar hospital is lighting the way. The new hospital in Mirebalais has 1,800 rooftop solar panels. Solar energy could offer a solution to Haiti’s power problems. Photograph: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP Mirebalais is just an hour’s drive north-east...
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Haiti Government Publicizes Its Cooperation and Support for ECCO2 Haiti Program

November 23, 2013
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Haiti Government Publicizes Its Cooperation and Support for ECCO2 Haiti Program

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI–(Marketwired – Nov. 20, 2013) - The Ministry of the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Rural Development for the Republic of Haiti publicized its cooperation and support to Agence Haitien de Développement Social, Educatif et Environnementale (AHDSEE), an NGO member to ECCO2 Global Partners for the memorandum of understanding to establish the ECCO2 Haiti...
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