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HAITI WITHOUT POWER AS MARTELLY TRIES TO CREATE SCENARIO WHERE PEOPLE WILL BELIEVE ISAAC COST A FORTUNE, BUT MARTELLY WAS TOTALTY UN-PREPARED AND SPENT NOTHING

August 27, 2012
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HAITI WITHOUT POWER AS MARTELLY TRIES TO CREATE SCENARIO WHERE PEOPLE WILL BELIEVE ISAAC COST A FORTUNE, BUT MARTELLY WAS TOTALTY UN-PREPARED AND SPENT NOTHING

HAITI WITHOUT POWER AS MARTELLY TRIES TO CREATE SCENARIO WHERE PEOPLE WILL BELIEVE ISAAC COST A FORTUNE, BUT MARTELLY WAS TOTALTY UN-PREPARED AND SPENT NOTHING PEOPLE HAD NO FOOD, SHELTER, OR WATER. HE WILL STEAL MILLIONS
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Tropical Storm Isaac batters Haiti

August 25, 2012
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Tropical Storm Isaac batters Haiti

25 August 2012 Last updated at 06:00 ET Tropical Storm Isaac batters Haiti Survivors of the 2010 earthquake still in makeshift camps are particularly vulnerable Gale-force winds and driving rain are lashing Haiti as Tropical Storm Isaac crosses the Caribbean state. The US National Hurricane Centre says the heavy rainfall is a “major threat”...
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Isaac targets Haiti, Gulf energy rigs begin shutting down

August 24, 2012
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Isaac targets Haiti, Gulf energy rigs begin shutting down

1 of 7. Tropical Storm Isaac is seen in the Caribbean on August 23, 2012. Credit: Reuters/NOAA By Susana Ferreira PORT-AU-PRINCE | Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:22pm EDT (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Isaac strengthened on Friday as it took aim at flood-prone Haiti, but it was not expected to become a hurricane until it...
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Isaac threatens to bring more destruction, cholera to Haiti

August 23, 2012
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Isaac threatens to bring more destruction, cholera to Haiti

Tent camps dot the streets in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The shelters, sometimes just draped tarps, are all that stand between residents and Mother Nature. More than 400,000 of those residents live in the tents, all they’ve called home since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the Haitian capital in 2010, reducing many of of the structures in the...
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Haiti sits in path of strengthening Isaac

August 23, 2012
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Haiti sits in path of strengthening Isaac

(CNN) — As Tropical Storm Isaac swirls in the Caribbean — becoming more powerful mile by mile — it threatens to unleash disaster once again on vulnerable and often unaware Haitians by Friday night. The possibility of stinging rain and tree-bending wind descending on the hundreds of thousands of Haitians living in camps has...
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Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center

August 23, 2012
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Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center

Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center Click image to zoom in – Download GIS data Other images: 5-Day track on – 3-Day track on – 3-Day track off – InteractiveNew! Click Here for a Printer Friendly Graphic Note: If a storm is expected to dissipate within 5 days, its track will...
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Americans toss out as much as 40% of their food, study says

August 22, 2012
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Americans toss out as much as 40% of their food, study says

By Tiffany HsuAugust 21, 2012, 12:07 p.m. Americans are throwing out nearly every other bite of food, wasting up to 40% of the country’s supply each year – a mass of uneaten provisions worth $165 billion, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. An average family of four squanders $2,275...
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Tracking Tropical Storm Isaac

August 22, 2012
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Tracking Tropical Storm Isaac

Tropical Storm Isaac Arrives in Caribbean The storm is just arriving in the Leeward Islands and the U.S. is in the zone of concern. Everyone from the Gulf Coast to Florida to the Carolinas should be vigilant as we track Isaac’s progress and possible impacts on the U.S. More:Potential U.S. Impacts? Tropical Update How...
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ISAAC CONTINUES WESTWARD TOWARD THE LEEWARD ISLANDS…TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS ISSUED FOR PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS…

August 21, 2012
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ISAAC CONTINUES WESTWARD TOWARD THE LEEWARD ISLANDS…TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS ISSUED FOR PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS…

Atlantic – Caribbean Sea – Gulf of Mexico Tropical Weather Outlook (en Español*) 800 PM EDT TUE AUG 21 2012 Tropical Weather Discussion 805 PM EDT TUE AUG 21 2012 Tropical Storm ISAAC NESDIS Satellite | NDBC Obs | Storm Archive …ISAAC CONTINUES WESTWARD TOWARD THE LEEWARD ISLANDS…TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS ISSUED FOR PUERTO RICO...
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Drought’s impact on food prices could worsen hunger in America

August 21, 2012
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Drought’s impact on food prices could worsen hunger in America

More than 18 percent of Americans say there have been times this year when they couldn’t afford the food they needed, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday. That plight could grow because of the country’s worst drought in half a century. The U.S. Department of Agriculture warned last month that Americans should...
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Restoring Haiti’s Farmland More than 4,000 hectares of productive farmland are back in production.-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 18, 2012
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Restoring Haiti’s Farmland  More than 4,000 hectares of productive farmland are back in production.-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Photo: U.S. Embassy Haiti Engineer Denis explaining completed works to Mr. Jean Robert Estimé, WINNER COP, Mr. Vernet Joseph, Secretary of State to agriculture renewal and to Mr. Herbert Smith, USAID Acting Director. More than 4,000 hectares of productive farmland are back in production in Haiti with the assistance of the United States Government’s...
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Water Delivery Drivers Arrested and Protest after Ban on Plastic Bags in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 17, 2012
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Water Delivery Drivers Arrested and Protest after Ban on Plastic Bags in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Young Person Selling Bags of Treated Water LEOGANE, Haiti (defend.ht) – Several dozen protesters took to the streets on Tuesday after the arrest of two delivery drivers of Jus Alaska, a seller of drinking water in plastic bags. The two drivers were arrested for delivering the water because of a presidential decree prohibiting the...
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Haiti – Environment : Measures of protection for the environment

August 16, 2012
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Haiti – Environment : Measures of protection for the environment

Following the decree prohibiting the importation and marketing of polyethylene bags, in order to protect the environment and population, the Ministry of Communication specifies that this measure does not ban plastic packaging, but aims to reduce the impact of a special type of packaging, the polyethylene bags which concerns among other the black bags...
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Feeding Texas longhorns? Canada farmers cash in on U.S. drought

August 13, 2012
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Feeding Texas longhorns? Canada farmers cash in on U.S. drought

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) – After spring floods drowned his seeding plans two years straight, Canadian farmer Walter Finlay is harvesting what looks to be an average or slightly better crop of wheat and canola. Average will do just fine this year. The worst drought in a half century in the U.S. Midwest has scorched...
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US corn price forecast to rise sharply

August 12, 2012
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US corn price forecast to rise sharply

There are widespread concerns about the impact of the dry weather in the US The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has slashed its forecasts for corn production and predicted sharp price rises, due to a drought and heatwave destroying much of the country’s crop. It now thinks that this year’s corn yield – the...
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Powering Lights and Progress in Haiti

August 11, 2012
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Powering Lights and Progress in Haiti

Posted by Tate Watkins on August 9, 2012 at 8:00am View Blog Péligre Dam was completed in 1956 as part of a flood control and irrigation project along the Artibonite River. The dam began producing hydroelectric power in 1971. Photo by Arikia Millikan/Wired.com. Electric lighting first came to Haiti in 1896 when a steam factory...
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Drought Forces Reductions in U.S. Crop Forecasts

August 11, 2012
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Drought Forces Reductions in U.S. Crop Forecasts

By RON NIXON and ANNIE LOWREY Published: August 10, 2012 WASHINGTON — With the nation’s worst drought in a half-century continuing to decimate crops, the government on Friday slashed its estimate of the soybean yield, made only a month ago, to the lowest level since 2003 and its estimate of the corn yield to...
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Venezuela, Argentina To Provide Joint Aid For Haiti

August 9, 2012
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Venezuela, Argentina To Provide Joint Aid For Haiti

CARACAS, Aug 9 (BERNAMA-NNN-PRENSA LATINA) — Venezuela’s National Assembly has approved for the first time a joint cooperation programme with Argentina aimed at supporting Haiti after the damage caused by natural disasters this year. The programme, called Development of the Agricultural and Health Sectors in Haiti, shows Venezuela and Argentina’s commitment to the Caribbean...
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The buzz about Haiti – as a tourist destination?

August 9, 2012
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The buzz about Haiti – as a tourist destination?

Christian Science Monitor President Martelly wants to attract investors to build hotels and resorts, with an estimated 2,250 hotel rooms completed by 2013. It’s a way to create jobs and improve the economy, but can it work? By Ezra Fieser, Correspondent / August 6, 2012 Port-au-Prince, Haiti Singer turned president of Haiti Michel “Sweet Micky”...
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