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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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INDIA: Extreme Weather Sows Uncertainty in Farmers’ Lives

Posted on 19 October 2010 by admin

Stanzin Dolma of Choglamsar-Leh breaks down while showing the ruins of her home, wrecked by the August floods and landslides. Credit:Athar Parvaiz/IPS.

By Athar Parvaiz*

LEH, India, Oct 19, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – When dark clouds waft above, hearts pound in fear and nightmarish thoughts strike the minds of the inhabitants of this desert town, which lies more than 3,048 metres above sea level in the northern Indian province of Ladakh. 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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Indian activist Suryamani Kumari Bhagat has been fighting state officials in the eastern state of Jharkhand to protect tribal people’s forest rights. Credit: Amantha Perera/IPSCarolina Baiza, coordinator of environmental projects at the Eco Hotel Árbol de Fuego, standing on the roof of the family business in San Salvador, in front of the hotel’s solar water heaters.  Credit: Edgardo Ayala/IPSStudents from Kisule Primary School in Kampala at the International Climate Change Conference for Children (ICCCC)Shea Picture
Trucks transport logs out of Riau, Sumatra, which has the highest deforestation rate in Indonesia. Credit: Sandra Siagian/IPSJosé María Arévalo, Héctor Berríos and Juan Hernån Molina (left to right), on the bank of the Titihuapa river, are three inhabitants of the Salvadoran town of Llano de La Hacienda, who are fighting against the El Dorado mine. Credit: Edgardo Ayala/IPSHawaii is home to many of the world's rarest plants and animals, recognised globally as a 'biodiversity hotspot.' The IUCN announced that Hawaii will host the 2016 World Conservation Congress, the first time the global conference will gather in the UnitedThe high level of pollution in the Rocha river, which runs across the central Bolivian city of Cochabamba, is clearly visible during the dry season. Credit: Franz Chåvez/IPS

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