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Report Reveals a Company Linked to Paraguayan Minister Drives Deforestation in the Chaco Region

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:05:39 +0000

Investigators of the organization Earthsight revealed that the largest exporter of Paraguayan charcoal, a company associated with Paraguay's public works minister, deforests about 10 football fields of land per day.

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Are Hazardous Vapors Seeping Into Basements Across the United States?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:49:28 +0000

The movement of underground contaminants into buildings is attracting increased scrutiny from health experts, advocates and agencies.

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‘We Dare Not Look Out': Dominica Is Brutalised by Hurricane Maria

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:11:11 +0000

'Initial reports are of widespread devastation. So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace. [The] physical damage at this time [...] is devastating…indeed, mind boggling.'

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Irma: A Meditation on Hurricanes and the Bahamas

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 20:19:40 +0000

"I do not believe that Bahamians should fear hurricanes the way we do...I believe we should look hard at ourselves and work out why we handle major storms so well."

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The Caribbean Comes Together After Hurricane Irma

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:28:12 +0000

"We need to see and hear and interact with each other much much more. That's the message Irma has brought to me".

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Hurricane Irma Hits an Already Crisis-Ridden Puerto Rico

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 22:45:27 +0000

Puerto Rico, an island already broken by a bitter economic and political crisis, suffers through the tragic passing of Hurricane Irma.

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55 Years After Cutting Ties With Great Britain, Is Trinidad and Tobago Independent or “In Dependence”?

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 20:10:10 +0000

"We have almost all the models we need right here; we have most of the solutions that will move us up to a different level."

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#GoHazeFree Campaign Encourages Singapore Restaurants to Use Sustainable Palm Oil

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 15:01:15 +0000

"Palm oil producers will be more motivated if more people demand haze-free palm oil."

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Shanty Towns in Conakry and Freetown: Mismanagement and Vulnerability in Africa's Booming Capitals

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 20:22:41 +0000

For several days now, bulldozers have been demolishing houses in Démoudoula, Conakry, leaving men, women and children on the streets.

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A New App Wants to Help the Blind ‘See’ the Solar Eclipse

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:00:17 +0000

“Nothing is ever just visual, really. And [this] just proves that point again.”

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Why Is the Biggest Sugar Mill in Western Cuba Economically and Environmentally Inefficient?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:10:57 +0000

For years, the biggest sugar mill in Western Cuba has had the worst harvest.

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Paddling Against Pollution: One Man’s Mission to Protect Iraq’s Rivers for Future Generations

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 22:07:50 +0000

For the past seven years, Nabil Musa has been traveling around Iraq on a one-man mission to promote the importance of clean waterways for current and future generations.

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Thousands of Families Face Forced Eviction From Their Homes Over Sardar Sarovar Dam in India

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:00:05 +0000

One activist movement launched a hunger strike to support the dam's victims, but police forcibly removed the leader from the protest site by police and shifted her to a hospital.

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Bulgarian Wikipedia Announces National Entries for ‘Wiki Loves Earth’ Photo Contest

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 21:19:50 +0000

Wikipedia Bulgaria announced the top 10 photos that will represent Bulgaria in the "Wiki Loves Earth" international photo contest.

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