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Dispute with U.S. energy trader worsens Haiti's fuel crisis

The capital Port-au-Prince’s fragile power grid was dealt a blow when Novum Energy Trading Corp suspended shipments in February, leaving residents without electricity for days and many gas stations with no fuel at the pumps. Novum says the government owes it $40 million in overdue payments for fuel. The Western Hemisphere's poorest nation, Haiti long relied on fuel shipments from nearby OPEC member Venezuela, which offered cheap financing to several Caribbean nations to buy its gasoline, diese...
Tags: Science, Opec, Venezuela, Haiti, Caribbean, Port Au Prince, Western Hemisphere, Novum, Novum Energy Trading Corp


Row with U.S. energy trader worsens Haiti's fuel crisis

Novum says the government owes it $40 million in overdue payments for fuel. The Western Hemisphere's poorest nation, Haiti long relied on fuel shipments from nearby OPEC member Venezuela, which offered cheap financing to several Caribbean nations to buy its gasoline, diesel and other products through a program called Petrocaribe.     But the scheme fell apart last year due to economic turmoil in Venezuela, forcing Haiti - a nation of 11 million people - to return to international markets.    ...
Tags: Science, Opec, Venezuela, Haiti, Caribbean, Western Hemisphere, Petrocaribe, Novum


Haiti vows to trim expenses and investigate PetroCaribe amid protests

The Haitian government vowed to deepen the investigation into alleged corruption in the PetroCaribe oil program and to reduce its expenses, seeking to meet some of protestors' demands as demonstrations roil the country. During a televised address on Saturday night, Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant announced nine measures aimed at alleviating the country's economic crisis. Ceant said the government will reduce its expenses by 30 percent, meet with the private sector to try to raise the minimum w...
Tags: Science, Haiti, Jean Henry Céant, Ceant


Madariaga virus spreads to Haiti

Madariaga virus (MADV), or South American eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV), has -- until now -- been found primarily in animals of South and Central America, with the first human outbreak occurring in Panama in 2010. Now, scientists writing in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases report the identification of MADV in eight children in Haiti in 2015 and 2016.
Tags: Science, Central America, Panama, Haiti, Madariaga, EEEV


Has Haiti Lost Nearly All of Its Forest? It's Complicated

The cloud forests of Haiti’s Macaya National Park are believed to carry the world’s largest concentration of endemic amphibians. Island ecosystems are hotspots for biodiversity, and historically, Haiti was no different.Read more...
Tags: Science, Deforestation, Haiti, Caribbean Casualties, Macaya National Park


Aftershock sows panic after Haitian quake kills at least 12

Gros-Morne (Haiti) (AFP) - A strong aftershock sent panicked residents fleeing into the streets on Sunday -- hours after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake killed at least 12 people along Haiti's northwest coast. Saturday's quake, centered 12 miles (19 kilometers) northwest of Port-de-Paix, injured more than 188 people, damaging or leveling several homes and public buildings. President Jovenel Moise and Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant traveled to the affected area to view the damage and coordinate rel...
Tags: Science, Haiti, Jovenel Moise, Port de Paix, Jean Henry Céant, Gros Morne Haiti


At least 12 dead in Haiti earthquake: govt spokesman

Gros-Morne (Haiti) (AFP) - A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the northwest coast of Haiti late Saturday, killing at least 12 people, injuring more than 130 others and damaging homes in the poverty-stricken Caribbean nation, authorities said. The epicenter of the quake was located about 19 kilometers (12 miles) northwest of the city of Port-de-Paix, the US Geological Survey reported. President Jovenel Moise said he and Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant had reached "the zone affected by the ea...
Tags: Science, Haiti, Caribbean, Jovenel Moise, US Geological Survey, Northwest coast, Port de Paix, Jean Henry Céant, Gros Morne Haiti


Mutant mosquitoes: Can gene editing kill off malaria?

No disease in history has killed more  humans than malaria. Now, genetic scientists  say they are close to defeating its carrier, the mosquito. Is  this a life-saving breakthrough? Or arrogant meddling  with nature? Martin Fletcher reports Deep in the basement of a bland-looking building on Imperial College’s South Kensington campus is a humid, windowless suite protected by two steel doors and an electronic security system. It is called the ‘Insectary’.  Inside, thousands of mosquitoes are kept ...
Tags: Europe, Science, London, California, Africa, US, America, San Francisco, Rome, Uganda, Britain, United States, Bill Gates, San Diego, James Clapper, North America


U.S. Citizens Warned to 'Shelter in Place' as Looting Follows Violent Protests in Haiti

Looters pillaged, burned and vandalized shops in Haiti’s capital Sunday following two days of violent protests over the government’s attempt to raise fuel prices.
Tags: Science, Haiti, U S Citizens Warned to Shelter


U.S. Citizens Warned to 'Shelter in Place' as Looting Follows Violent Protests in Haiti

At least three people were killed in protests Friday
Tags: Science, Haiti, U S Citizens Warned


Oxfam's Deputy Chief Executive Has Resigned Over the Charity's Sexual Abuse Scandal in Haiti

Penny Lawrence, Oxfam's deputy chief executive, said she was "ashamed that this happened on my watch"
Tags: Science, Oxfam, Haiti


Trump to Jay-Z: Black Unemployment at 'Lowest Rate Ever Recorded'

Jay-Z said Trump's comments about Africa and Haiti were "hurtful"
Tags: Science, Jay Z, Africa, Haiti, Trump


Trump’s DC Hotel Drops to 2 Stars As Yelp Is Flooded with ‘Shithole’ Reviews

The Trump brand is taking another hit as people on Yelp strike back over the president’s description of African nations, Haiti, and El Salvador as “shithole countries” this week.Read more...
Tags: Science, El Salvador, Donald Trump, Yelp, Haiti, Trump, Shithole, DC Hotel Drops


'The President Must Apologize': Haitian-American GOP Rep. Mia Love Slams Trump's 'Shithole Countries' Comment

The Utah representative has family from Haiti — one of the countries Trump called a "shithole"
Tags: Utah, Science, Haiti, Trump, GOP Rep Mia Love Slams Trump


From luxury hotels to slums, Haiti puts used soap to good use

Laure Bottinelli discovered the idea of soap-recycling while spending time in Southeast Asia. Inspired to try something similar in Haiti, she and two associates in January 2016 created the Anacaona company, Haiti's first and only soap-recycling enterprise. "In Haiti, nothing is ever wasted: Poverty is such that everything is recovered, reused in one way or another," said Mai Cardozo Stefanson, part of the management team at Montana, a luxury hotel in Port-au-Prince.
Tags: Science, Montana, Southeast Asia, Haiti, Laure Bottinelli, Anacaona, Mai Cardozo Stefanson


Scientists search for Caribbean quake clues

By following the flow of seawater deep into the earth’s crust, researchers hope to understand the region’s instabilityGeologically speaking the Caribbean is a lively place. Recent reminders include the 1995 volcanic eruption on Montserrat, and the devastating magnitude 7 earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010. Occasionally the Caribbean produces even more powerful outbursts. Back in February 1843 the region was shaken by an estimated magnitude 8.3 quake, reducing Pointe-a-Pitre in Guadelou...
Tags: Science, Americas, World news, Natural disasters and extreme weather, Earthquakes, Geology, Jamaica, Haiti, Caribbean, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Pointe


Ancient Strain of Cholera Likely Present in Haiti Since Colonial Era

A non-virulent variant of the deadly Vibrio cholerae O1 strain has likely been present in Haitian aquatic environments for several hundred years, with the potential to become virulent through gene transfer with the toxigenic strain introduced by UN peacekeepers, according to research published today by scientists at the University of Florida's Emerging Pathogens Institute.
Tags: Science, Un, Haiti


Satellite Images Show Haiti Stripped Bare By Hurricane Matthew

It’s been almost two weeks since Hurricane Matthew ravaged Haiti, killing hundreds and setting the stage for disease and starvation. New photos taken from space reveal the extent of the damage and the disturbing amount of vegetation lost in the storm.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disasters, Meteorology, Haiti, Natural Disasters, Matthew, Hurricanes


Twin Hurricanes Matthew and Nicole Could Herald More Storms to Come

When Hurricane Nicole formed in the Atlantic Ocean right on the heels of Hurricane Matthew, which tore across Haiti and the Bahamas last week before lashing the southeastern United States, it was the first time on record that two major Atlantic hurricanes have occurred in the month of October. Hurricane Nicole battered Bermuda yesterday afternoon (Oct. 13) with torrential rain and winds of up to 130 miles per hour (209 km/h), causing widespread property damage and leaving thousands of homes with...
Tags: Science, Atlantic, United States, Bahamas, Haiti, Matthew, Bermuda, Atlantic Ocean


Cholera in Haiti Isn’t Just Bad News—It’s Not Going Away

Hurricane Matthew may have put Haiti's cholera epidemic in the news, but the disease has been lingering for years. The post Cholera in Haiti Isn't Just Bad News—It's Not Going Away appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Health, Science, Disaster, Earthquake, Cholera, Haiti


Haiti Faces Nightmare Combination of Disease and Starvation After Hurricane Matthew

As Haiti reels from the immediate devastation of Hurricane Matthew, which plowed through the impoverished nation at Category 4 intensity last week, aid groups fear that the worst is yet to come. According to experts on the ground, massive disease outbreaks and famine are in Haiti’s future.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Poverty, Public Health, Haiti, Natural Disasters


North Carolina Is Underwater After Hurricane Matthew

The United States may have avoided the brunt of Hurricane Matthew’s deadly rain and wind storms, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Southeast coast from receiving severe damage. After Hurricane Matthew rolled through the Caribbean and killed nearly 900 people in Haiti, the storm continued along the US Southeastern coast, pummeling states like Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina all weekend.Read more...
Tags: Photos, Florida, Science, US, Georgia, United States, North Carolina, Haiti, South Carolina, Caribbean, Matthew, Hurricanes


Hurricane Matthew Death Toll Climbs to 842 In Haiti

Hurricane Matthew ravaged Haiti on Tuesday, completely decimating the southeastern region of the country and killing 842 people, according to local authorities. Information has been slow to make its way to the rest of the world, because areas hit hardest by the hurricane were remote coastal villages, completely disconnected from the rest of the country when the hurricane hit landfall.Read more...
Tags: Science, United Nations, Un, Cholera, Haiti, Matthew, Hurricanes


300,000 Lose Power in Florida as Hurricane Matthew Brushes the Coast [Updated]

Following what was likely the largest evacuation in Florida’s history, winds from Hurricane Matthew reaching 70 miles per hour slammed the state early Friday morning, leaving about 179,980 without electricity. Having claimed over 300 lives in Haiti alone, Matthew is already the deadliest storm system to hit the region in almost a decade.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Florida, Science, Haiti, Matthew, Hurricanes


170,000 Lose Power in Florida as Hurricane Matthew Closes In

Following what was likely the largest evacuation in Florida’s history, winds from Hurricane Matthew reaching 70 miles per hour slammed the state early Friday morning, leaving about 179,980 without electricity. Having claimed over 300 lives in Haiti alone, Matthew is already the deadliest storm system to hit the region in almost a decade.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Florida, Science, Haiti, Matthew, Hurricanes


Photos of Hurricane Matthew's Devastation in the Caribbean Are Heartbreaking

Hurricane Matthew is one of the most powerful storms to barrel through the Caribbean in over a decade. The violent windstorm has already claimed the lives of more than 108 people in Haiti and at least 4 people in the Dominican Republic. The hurricane has displaced tens of thousands more across the Caribbean including the Bahamas and Cuba.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, United Nations, Disasters, Cuba, Bahamas, Haiti, Caribbean, Matthew, Dominican Republic, Hurricanes


Spooky Satellite Photo Shows Hurricane Matthew's 'Skull'

An overhead satellite image of Hurricane Matthew battering Haiti is disturbing people across the internet for an unusual reason: The image bears an uncanny resemblance to a skull or spooky goblin face. The sinister satellite image, which was posted on Twitter Tuesday (Oct. 4) by Stu Ostro, a meteorologist at The Weather Channel, went viral, with users likening the creepy face to the Grinch or a skull. The seeming row of teeth in the storm's creepy face are actually convection clouds, Paul Me...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Grinch, Haiti, Paul Meyer


Hurricane Matthew Triggers Large-Scale Evacuations on the East Coast

As rescue workers begin to grapple with the destruction in Haiti following the nation’s worst hurricane in fifty years, Matthew is now steering a course directly for the southeastern United States, prompting widespread evacuations.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate, United States, Meteorology, East Coast, Haiti, Matthew, Hurricanes


Hurricane Matthew: Where Is This Massive Storm Heading?

Hurricane Matthew is battering Haiti with powerful winds and extreme rain today (Oct. 4), with forecasts indicating it could cross the country and hit eastern Cuba next, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). When Hurricane Matthew made landfall in southwestern Haiti this morning, it had wind speeds of 145 mph (233 km/h), making it a Category 4 hurricane, the NHC said in a public advisory. "We have it as a Category 4 hurricane for the next 48 hours, which means as it's going throu...
Tags: Florida, Science, Cuba, Bahamas, Haiti, Matthew, Nhc, National Hurricane Center, National Hurricane Center NHC


NASA sees Hurricane Matthew making landfall in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew made landfall in western Haiti during the morning hours of Oct. 4, and a NASA animation of NOAA's GOES-East satellite covered the monster storm.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Noaa, Haiti, Matthew, Earth Sciences



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