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How Christmas Trees Could Save the World

(3) Comments | Posted December 21, 2010 | 8:50 AM

Christmas trees make our homes festive, give us a place to store our presents, and put us in the holiday mood. But what if they could do more?

What if your tree could feed a child and help protect her from deadly diseases, help a farmer grow food by...

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The Roots of Cholera in Haiti: A Lack of Trees

(10) Comments | Posted November 1, 2010 | 5:25 PM

A recent cholera outbreak in Haiti can be blamed on many things: poor sanitation, the lingering effects of January's earthquake and inadequate medical care.

Here's one you may not have considered: Deforestation.

Over 98 percent of the country has been deforested by logging and improper environmental management. The resulting lack...

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