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Locally grown foods aren't just for farmers markets anymore. With more than $25 million in help from the federal government, so-called "food hubs" have made locally grown foods available to hospitals, schools, restaurants and grocery stores. (July 16) Video provided by AP


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AFP (May 7, 2013) — Seven years on from the nationalisation of Bolivia's oil and gas reserves, big business and local indigenous people are beginning to find common ground to the benefit of both parties.
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NY Gov. on Flood Prep: 'Prepared for the Worst'

NY Gov. on Flood Prep: 'Prepared for the Worst'

AP (Nov. 23, 2014) — First came the big storm. Now comes the big melt for residents of flood-prone areas around Buffalo. New York's governor says officials are preparing for the worst as the temperature is expected to rise and potentially melt several feet of snow. (Nov. 23) Video provided by AP
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'Crazy' Climate Forces Colombian Farmers to Adapt

'Crazy' Climate Forces Colombian Farmers to Adapt

AFP (Sep. 26, 2014) — Once upon a time, farming was a blissfully low-tech business on Colombia's northern plains. Duration: 02:05 Video provided by AFP
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Cross-Border Water Management

Cross-Border Water Management

Deutsche Welle (June 24, 2013) — The Sixaola River runs along the border between Costa Rica and Panama. For many people, it forms a crucial part of their livelihood, but climate change has caused extreme fluctuations in the water level. In the rainy season masses of water flow down from the mountains, causing the river to burst its banks. That causes damage to nearby farms, and sometimes even changes national borders. After heavy flooding, a farm that was once in Costa Rica had suddenly 'moved' to Panama, with far-reaching consequences for local people.
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