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CARIBBEAN: Adapting to Disaster as the New Normal

Posted on 28 November 2010 by admin

The refurbished Tere Yam community shelter in Riviere Cyrique, Dominica is a multi-use facility serving 595 villagers. Credit:Joan Joyce/IPS.

By Zadie Neufville*

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov 28, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Residents in the communities around Trinityville in the eastern parish of St. Thomas, Jamaica are used to being stranded for several days at a time. Continue Reading

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The Yin and Yang of Climate Extremes

Posted on 13 October 2010 by admin

A truck left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Credit:Susannah Sayler/The Canary Project, Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

By Stephen Leahy*

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Oct 13, 2010 (TierramĂ©rica/TerraViva) – The floods that affected 20 million people in Pakistan and the devastating six- week heat wave in Russia in recent months are tragic climate events — and they’re closely linked. Continue Reading

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