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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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