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Kyrgyzstan: Free from the State Power Grid

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Deutsche Welle (May 28, 2012) — The Central Asian state's high mountains are flecked with glaciers and snowfields. Climate change is causing them to melt faster. Mudslides and floods are threatening the population and its power supply. The country is responding to the new challenge with an awareness-raising campaign. And the sun is being harnessed as a clean and reliable energy source. Hospitals in the country are installing solar panels to cut their reliance on harmful diesel generators during power cuts.
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Climate: Mexico Reforestation and Water Protection

Climate: Mexico Reforestation and Water Protection

Deutsche Welle (Dec. 3, 2012) — In the province of Chiapas in Mexico, climate change is bitter reality. Droughts are lasting longer, and rainy seasons getting shorter. But when the rains do come, they can be so heavy that they cause flooding or mudslides that bury entire villages. People on site have to protect themselves. And as farmers, they also have to adapt to climate change. The Nature Conservancy organization is active in the area, promoting long-term measures.
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Mudslides and Snow Hit Chile's Atacama Desert

Mudslides and Snow Hit Chile's Atacama Desert

Reuters (Aug. 27, 2013) — The Atacama Desert gets a sprinkling of snow and rain for the first time in 30 years, prompting mudslides and traffic chaos in what is usually one of the driest places on earth.
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Climate: Reforestation in Tajikistan

Climate: Reforestation in Tajikistan

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 12, 2013) — During the Soviet era, people in the mountainous regions of Tajikistan received coal for heating free of charge. When the Soviet Union collapsed, so did the supply, and people began to clear the forests - with fatal consequences for nature and the microclimate. Species extinction, mudslides and sandstorms were the result. With funding from the International Climate Protection Initiative, the forests are now being regenerated and supervised by the GIZ. The residents can rent parcels of land, reforest them, and in use the sustainably grown crops, such as timber and buckthorn, themselves. 450 families have been involved in the project to date, and just under 2000 hectares have been reforested.
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