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Haiti braces for Grace, Florida for Fred as storms brew

Tropical Depression Grace drenched earthquake-damaged Haiti on Monday, threatening to dump up to 15 inches of rain on a landscape where people are huddling in fields and searching for survivors.

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Toxics

Deadly coral disease sweeping Caribbean linked to wastewater from ships

Researchers find ‘significant relationship’ between stony coral tissue loss disease and nearby shipping
Toxics

Deadly coral disease sweeping Caribbean linked to wastewater from ships

A virulent and fast-moving coral disease that has swept through the Caribbean could be linked to waste or ballast water from ships, according to research.

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After another leak, EPA probes whether Limetree refinery poses ‘an imminent risk to people’s health’ on St. Croix

The EPA said Thursday it was weighing whether a controversial refinery on St. Croix posed "an imminent risk to people's health" after a third accident in the span of three months sickened local residents and forced some schools to close.

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Justice

In Colombia, Indigenous lands are ground zero for a wind energy boom

The northernmost tip of South America, home to the Indigenous Wayúu people, is the epicenter of Colombia's nascent wind energy industry. But Wayúu leaders are concerned that the government and wind companies are not dealing fairly with them.

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Toxics

St. Vincent volcano still erupting with no end in sight

Ash and gas spewing from La Soufriere volcano has sparked a humanitarian emergency on the islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines as frequent eruptions interfered with the drinking water system and forced thousands of people to leave their homes.

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Volcanic eruptions and water insecurity persist on St. Vincent

Residents of the ash-covered Caribbean island scramble for clean water.

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Biodiversity

The lost lizard of La Désirade: An extinction we almost forgot about

New research has uncovered a forgotten species that went extinct under two centuries ago — probably due to colonialism.
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After 15 years, Paris court listens the plea of Guadeloupe and Martinique farmers

Agricultural workers who had long demanded compensation for pollution caused by a pesticide banned in France but used on the Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe finally had a day in court after a nearly 15-year wait.

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Billionaire DeJoria’s Barbuda development raises environmental concerns

Patrón Tequila co-founder John Paul DeJoria is being accused of a land grab with high stakes for Barbuda’s environment.
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Climate

US to protect coral reefs in Caribbean and Pacific

A recent report found that the reefs off the coast of Florida are the most degraded in the USA, with perhaps as little as 2% remaining.

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Climate

Brazil's Amazon: Deforestation 'surges to 12-year high'

Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has surged to its highest level since 2008, the country's space agency reports.

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Justice

Weakened Eta drenches Central America; at least 57 dead

The rain-heavy remnants of Hurricane Eta flooded homes from Panama to Guatemala Thursday as the death toll across Central America rose to at least 57.

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Climate

Hurricane Eta heads toward Central America

The storm was expected to strengthen before making landfall late Monday or early Tuesday morning, producing as much as 35 inches of rain.
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Climate

Tropical Storm Eta forms, tying a record set 15 years ago

Eta became the 28th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season, matching a record set in 2005.
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