Life dries up in Kenya's Mau forest

High in the hills of Kenya's Mau forest, some 20,000 families are facing eviction from their farms - accused of contributing to an ecological disaster which has crippled the country. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Christoph Wienands - Sep 29, 2009 - 1:32 AM PDT
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Edited by: Derek Hawkins - Sep 29, 2009 - 12:23 PM PDT
Barry Grossheim
4.7
by Barry Grossheim - Oct. 4, 2009

Excellent explanation of human error creating or exacerbating natural disaster. May well be predictive of what is to come in South American due to deforestation in the Amazon watershed.

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Justin Michels
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by Justin Michels - Oct. 4, 2009

An incredibly well-written and in-depth piece about a problem that is far more widespread than just Kenya. There is a lot the U.S. and other countries can learn from this article and the findings of Kenya's special task force.

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Christoph Wienands
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by Christoph Wienands - Oct. 6, 2009

The article not only analyzes the likely cause of sever droughts in Kenya in recent years, but much more looks at the issues arising from those droughts from all sides. It cites environmental experts, interviews affected down-stream farmers as well as farmers in those forests who believe to have bought legitimate titles from allegedly corrupt politicians.

Mau forest is Kenya’s largest water tower – it stores rain during the wet seasons and pumps it out during the dry months. But during the past 15 years, ... More »

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Jason Samfield
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by Jason Samfield - Oct. 1, 2009

In depth coverage of the story complete with detailed maps and interviews from various sources throughout the country.

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