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Flooding kills several and damages thousands of homes in Haiti

March 2, 2016
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Flooding kills several and damages thousands of homes in Haiti

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com At least one person is dead and four are missing in Haiti after rains triggered mudslides and flooding that damaged more than 10,000 homes, the country’s Civil Protection Office said Monday. Edgard Celestin, a spokesman with the office, said a man was helping a person cross the Dame Marie River...
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As drought hammers countryside, many in Haiti go hungry

February 27, 2016
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As drought hammers countryside, many in Haiti go hungry

Only shriveled carrots and potatoes grow in Carole Joseph’s small vegetable plot. The family’s chickens are long gone. She sold her only tools to buy food, then the wooden bed she shared with her children. The family now sleeps on the floor of their shack. All that’s left to sell are the pots she...
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IS NAVASSA WITHIN HAITIAN TERRITORIAL WATERS? THERE IS A LOT OF FERTILIZER THERE. COULD HELP AGRICULTURE

February 27, 2016
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IS NAVASSA WITHIN HAITIAN TERRITORIAL WATERS? THERE IS A LOT OF FERTILIZER THERE. COULD HELP AGRICULTURE

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navassa_Island Perhaps we should take possession of this small island to be a big help to our agriculture. It was a source of fertilizer for years.
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As drought hammers countryside, many in Haiti go hungry

February 24, 2016
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As drought hammers countryside, many in Haiti go hungry

AP News: ORIANI, Haiti –  Only shriveled carrots and potatoes grow in Carole Joseph’s small vegetable plot. The family’s chickens are long gone. She sold her only tools to buy food, then the wooden bed she shared with her children. The family now sleeps on the floor of their shack. All that’s left to...
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Projet de 500,000 dollars américains à Nan Panyol

February 20, 2016
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Projet de 500,000 dollars américains à Nan Panyol

Fevrier 20, 2016 Haïti – Agriculture : Projet de 500,000 dollars américains à Nan Panyol] La Fondation Dr. Louis G. Lamothe est en train de mettre en place un projet d’agriculture durable, estimé à environ 500,000 dollars américains à Nan Panyol, 3ème section communale de Souçailles de la Commune de Kenscoff. Ce projet, qui se déroulera sur...
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How a Natural Energy Shot and an Organic Chocolate Bar Are Changing Agriculture in Haiti

February 18, 2016
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How a Natural Energy Shot and an Organic Chocolate Bar Are Changing Agriculture in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, February 17, 2016 — Two new products debuted this month in the U.S. at all Whole Foods Market stores nationwide–Kuli Kuli’s Moringa Green Energy shots and Taza Chocolate’s Stone Ground Haiti bar–and ingredients for both are sourced directly from smallholder farmers in Haiti. This direct market access, combined with helping farmers to...
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The country hit by the worst drought in 35 years !

February 17, 2016
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The country hit by the worst drought in 35 years !

Haiti Libre: Since the beginning of 2015, Haiti faces the worst drought in the last 35 years, reports the National Coordination for Food Security (CNSA). The phenomenon “El Niño”, which began in early 2015, one of the strongest ever recorded, could persist in 2016 and have an impact on food security in Haiti. This...
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Upsurge in paralysis condition accompanies Zika

February 17, 2016
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Upsurge in paralysis condition accompanies Zika

By FRANK BAJAK and LIBARDO CARDONA In this Feb. 11, 2016 photo, Zulay Balza fails to close her eyes as neurologist Jairo Lizarazo tests her facial muscles at the Erasmo Meoz Hospital in Cucuta, Norte de Santander state, Colombia. Balza was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a disorder in which the immune system attacks the...
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Zika virus: Brazil soldiers deployed to warn of risks

February 14, 2016
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Zika virus: Brazil soldiers deployed to warn of risks

More than 200,000 soldiers have been deployed across Brazil to warn people about the risks of the Zika virus. Brazil is at the centre of an outbreak of the virus, which has been linked to a surge in babies being born with underdeveloped brains. The country has 462 confirmed cases of microcephaly, and is...
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Haiti faces worst food insecurity crisis since 2001

February 11, 2016
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Haiti faces worst food insecurity crisis since 2001

In this Monday, March 24, 2014 photo, farmer Sylgramiz Delivra, 60, takes a break from gathering cassava stem cuttings that she will use to plant on her land, in Bombardopolis, northwestern Haiti. Drought is hitting this region, alarming international aid organizations such as the U.N. World Food Program. Dieu Nalio Chery AP By Jacqueline...
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Zika Virus Comes to Ohio by Way of Haiti

February 11, 2016
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Zika Virus Comes to Ohio by Way of Haiti

State health officials said a 30-year-old Cuyahoga County woman and a 21-year-old Stark County man have the first confirmed cases of Zika in Ohio. Amanda Garrett, Akron Beacon Journal | February 10, 2016 AP/Felipe Dana (TNS) – Two Northeast Ohio residents who visited Haiti on unrelated trips brought home the same unwanted souvenir in...
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World’s oldest bird, an albatross, just hatched her 40th chick – at 65

February 11, 2016
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World’s oldest bird, an albatross, just hatched her 40th chick – at 65

By Lonnie Shekhtman February 10, 2016 Kiah Walker/US Fish and Wildlife Service Kiah Walker/US Fish and Wildlife Service A Laysan albatross named Wisdom has hatched what could be her 40th chick, according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, an impressive feat at her ripe age of at least 65. Baby Kūkini, which is...
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Possible direct detection of gravitational waves by LIGO could spell Nobel Prize

February 11, 2016
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Possible direct detection of gravitational waves by LIGO could spell Nobel Prize

Stephanie Fine and Jiyun Lee / Staff Designers By Dan Garisto | Spectator Senior Staff Writer | February 11, 2016, 7:26 AM One year ago, exactly a century after Einstein introduced his General Theory of Relativity, a Columbia student started up a machine that aimed to probe the deepest mysteries Einstein’s theory proposed. On...
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Brazil links three deaths to suspected Zika-related complications

February 11, 2016
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Brazil links three deaths to suspected Zika-related complications

A municipal worker sprays insecticide at the neighborhood of Afogados in Recife, Brazil, February 2, 2016. Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino Brazilian health authorities believe three adults died last year of suspected complications related to the Zika virus, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. Researchers found the virus in the body of a 20-year-old woman who died...
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Who walked the roads to Rome? Isotopes provide clues

February 11, 2016
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Who walked the roads to Rome? Isotopes provide clues

Archaeologists analyzed isotopes in molars to begin personalizing the story of Rome’s hundreds of thousands of immigrants. Some came willingly, others did not. By Molly Jackson February 11, 2016 Courtesy of Kristina Killgrove Who really lived in ancient Rome? During the first few centuries AD, the city may have had 1 million residents: a...
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Towards the exploitation of the full potential of Moringa

February 4, 2016
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Towards the exploitation of the full potential of Moringa

Haiti Libre: Pursuant to a resolution passed to the States General of malnutrition in 2012 by the Ministry of Health, the Government has decided to promote the Doliv-Moringa (Moringa oleifera), which is since considered one of the main control tools against malnutrition in Haiti. The Government considers that Moringa can play an important role...
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Fears Zika virus could contaminate emergency blood supply

February 2, 2016
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Fears Zika virus could contaminate emergency blood supply

Getty Concerns: Doctors fear the virus can be spread through sex New concerns have emerged over the widespread Zika epidemic as it’s feared the virus can be spread through sex and can impact blood donations. Scientists probing the rapid onslaught of the virus claim pregnant women can catch it through unprotected sex. At least...
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Zika virus: Brazil journalist speaks out over microcephaly fear

February 2, 2016
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Zika virus: Brazil journalist speaks out over microcephaly fear

BBC Image copyright Ana Carolina CaceresBrazilian journalist Ana Carolina Caceres, 24, was born with microcephaly, a congenital malformation that means babies are born with abnormally small heads and may suffer from delayed brain development. The condition is suspected to be linked to the Zika virus, which has been spreading through the Americas. Dismayed by...
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More Than 2,100 Pregnant Colombian Women Infected With Zika Virus

February 1, 2016
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More Than 2,100 Pregnant Colombian Women Infected With Zika Virus

This 2006 photograph depicted a female Aedes aegypti mosquito while she was in the process of acquiring a blood meal from her human host, James Gathany/CDC By Julia Symmes Cobb More than 2,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country’s national health institute said on Saturday, as the disease...
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Zika virus could become ‘explosive pandemic’

January 28, 2016
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28 January 2016 From the section US & Canada Jump media player Media player help Out of media player. Press enter to return or tab to continue. Media captionJulia Carneiro has been speaking to expectant mothers.US scientists have urged the World Health Organisation to take urgent action over the Zika virus, which they say...
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