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Haiti bans plastic bags, foam containers

BY Jacqueline Charles and Curtis Morgan. Miami Herald. September 24, 2012 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Plastic and foam food containers are everywhere in this enterprising Caribbean nation — clogging canals, cluttering streets and choking ocean wildlife. Now those pesky black plastic bags made of polyethylene and polystyrene foam cups, plates, trays and other containers that have […]

October 1, 2012
Lizard, rare coral reefs complicate multimillion-dollar Haiti seaport project

By Jacqueline Charles and Curtis Morgan. Miami Herald A multimillion-dollar port project billed as critical to Haiti’s economic development faces more U.S.-led environmental surveys. With its disappearing tropical forests and ravaged wetlands, Haiti has a reputation as a barren wasteland for wildlife. Now, ironically, the discovery of endangered corals and a rare tiny lizard along […]