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Hundreds of Ugandans Still Homeless After Devastating Mudslide

Region: Uganda

Topics: EnvironmentHuman Rights

On Oct. 11, a mudslide destroyed homes and businesses and killed 45 people here. Now homeless and living in tents, residents of Bududa are starting to receive government assistance.

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Seed Cultivation and Preservation May Help Undo Haiti’s Infamous Deforestation

Region: Haiti

Topics: Environment

Haiti’s deforestation has had a profound impact not only on the country’s landscape but also on Haitians’ daily lives. Now, agronomists are planting the seeds for a more forested – and fruitful – future.

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Zimbabwe Looks to Solar Power to Help End Energy Imports and Cut Power Bills

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Environment

Zimbabwe’s electricity grid is in bad shape, and the country is forced to import power from neighboring Mozambique and South Africa. As the government looks for energy self-sufficiency, and citizens look for ways to cut their energy bills at home, many are finding an alternative that seems to offer a sustainable solution: solar power.

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In One Ugandan Village, Residents Grapple With Marauding Monkeys

Region: Uganda

Topics: Environment

As urbanization in Uganda grows, monkeys are being forced out of their natural habitats and are moving into human territory to search for food. Now, many residents are struggling to come to terms with the primate invasion.

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Women Rangers Pursue Poachers in Zimbabwe While Debate Ensues Over Anti-Poaching Tactics

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: EnvironmentHuman Rights

Damien Mander, founder of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation, has changed the lives of the women he’s hired to be wildlife rangers in Zimbabwe’s Lower Zambezi Valley. But many people in the conservation world worry that Mander’s approach is neither effective nor safe.

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Traditional Kingdom in Uganda Fights for Control of Protected Forest

Region: Uganda

Topics: Environment

The leader of the Bunyoro Kingdom leased thousands of hectares of forest land in the kingdom’s traditional land base to a sugar company – a move members of the kingdom say will help ease their poverty. But environmentalists say the kingdom has no right to lease the land, which is part of a protested forest.

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In DRC, Artisanal Miners’ Hoped-for Road Out of Poverty Paved With Disappointment

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: EnvironmentHuman Rights

There may be more than 1 million informal miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where unemployment is widespread, and some toil with rudimentary tools and earn mere cents per day. They may have “get rich quick” dreams, but many find themselves in debt after borrowing funds for transportation and living expenses, and some die from mine-related health issues or accidents.

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After Water Shortage Threatened Food Supply, Entire Village Relocates and Reaps Harvest

Region: Nepal

Topics: Environment

The people of Samzong left their village due to shortage of water. After building a new village in Namashung, the villagers reaped their first harvest in 2016 and are sowing seeds for their second harvest.

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To Help Conserve Lake Atitlán, Town Bans Plastic Bags

Region: Guatemala

Topics: EnvironmentPolitics

San Pedro La Laguna is the first community on Lake Atitlán, and the third municipality in Guatemala, to eliminate the use of plastic bags. The new provision is stringent and also outlaws plastic straws, Styrofoam containers and all packaging material made of polystyrene.

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Nepalese Mourn Religious, Cultural Sites Damaged and Destroyed in 2015 Earthquake

Region: Nepal

Topics: CultureEnvironmentHealth

Some of Nepal’s most beloved religious and cultural sites were damaged or destroyed in the April 2015 earthquake, and local people say they’re grieving the loss of favorite places of worship. Reconstruction will take years, and it’s not clear when those projects will begin.

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