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Middle East: March 2010 Archives

March 18 & 21: from Bhutan - Iraq - Ethiopia - Toronto

Climate change. Believe in it or not, treacherous weather systems are causing perilous effects in much of the world.

Right now, Ethiopian farmers battle a drought that threatens the new high-yield wheat crop, by reaching into the past for ancient seeds that can stand it.

And Bhutan fights flooding, one rock at a time, in the place where our reporter says rocky peaks sit like old men...with glaciers wrinkling down their faces.

And, the word from Limbo World, where non-countries do almost anything to become real ones. Even tending to a reporter's wounds.

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March 11 & 14: from Nairobi - Gikongoro, Rwanda - Kabul - London

One of the Crisis Commons volunteers using Ushahidi on February 27, 2010.(Ann McDonald/toronto365.ca)
Saving lives online. How the calls of trapped victims in Haiti were tracked halfway round the world, translated and relayed to rescuers on the ground.

The disappearing bluefin tuna. It's been called the cheetah of the seas, but its survival depends on this week's vote to ban fishing it.

Landmines, kings and castles. Just some of the surprises in store for the Afghans born in the west-and gone searching for their roots.

From Rwanda, scarred bones tell the story of the dead, as a new generation of survivors grapples with the legacy of genocide.
 
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