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Entries by Joseph B. Treaster from 05/2010

Fish in Haiti Are Almost as Rare as Trees

| Posted 05.03.2010 | Green

Haiti has been seriously fished out. As the impoverished country's population has risen to more than 10 million, more and more people have turned to the sea for food.

In an African Slum, Clean Drinking Water Gets Low Priority

| Posted 05.12.2010 | Green

In Kibera, Kenya, the government clinic gets a shipment of water purification tablets every three or four months. In a week or two the tablets are gone.

A Dying African Lake, Polluted, Overfished; Bad And Getting Worse

| Posted 05.20.2010 | Green

Lake Victoria, one of the largest fresh water lakes in the world, is suffering. It is polluted with raw sewage and it is muddy from the erosion of soil from nearby hills that have lost trees and shrubs to people in search of firewood.

Telling it Like it Is on Killing Power of Weakest Hurricanes

| Posted 05.31.2010 | Green

After 40 years of describing hurricanes in the dispassionate, clinical terms of engineers and meteorologists forecasters have now rewritten the guidelines on hurricanes to make the impact of high winds more vivid.