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HAITI / DEFORESTATION

Haiti’s environmental problems are reaching a breaking point. But some Haitians, like Jane Wynne, are taking matters into their own hands, and are doing all that they can to save the country’s few remaining trees. MINUSTAH

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MADAGASCAR / CLIMATE CHANGE

A quiet crisis caused by climate change is playing itself out on the island of Madagascar. For the last two years the rains have failed, and once mighty rivers have dried to a trickle and crops have died. People here, especially children, have begun to starve. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged countries rich and [...]

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UN / MIDDLE EAST

United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco tells the Security Council that illegal settlement activity continues across the West Bank including East Jerusalem, and says indications of new settlement construction and house demolitions are of particular concern. UNTV

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