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Entries by Joseph B. Treaster from 02/2010

Long Before Earthquake Destruction in Haiti, A Drinking Water Crisis

| Posted 02.01.2010 | World

As the rebuilding of Haiti gets underway, billions of dollars are going to be spent. Some of those dollars, perhaps a billion or more, should be dedicated to cleaning up the country's drinking water.

Haiti Earthquake: Greening of Hillsides Can Bolster Recovery

| Posted 02.05.2010 | Green

Now with parts of Haiti in ruin and perhaps 200,000 people dead, the tree-planting and the soil sampling have halted. But the catastrophe makes it more critical than ever that Haiti be re-greened.

Haiti's Tomorrow May Be Rooted In Trees, Fertilizer

| Posted 02.12.2010 | World

The task of restoring Haiti's countryside is extremely difficult and could even be impossible. But the restoration work for a healthy countryside would provide more food and jobs, and make flooding less severe.

Fixing the Everglades: Looking for Wisdom in An Artificial Swamp

| Posted 02.19.2010 | Technology

Researchers have designed open-air laboratories that are big enough for birds and fish to come in and react to what is going on. They become part of the experiment.

Post Earthquake, Some Nasty Voices On Battered Haiti

| Posted 02.26.2010 | World

Most of the country's trees had long since been chopped down for firewood. Much of the topsoil had washed away and when the rain got heavy, the bare hills and mountains became launch pads for floods.