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Two Filmmakers Are Working to Hold the U.N. Responsible for Cholera in Haiti

The makers of the documentary "Baseball in the Time of Cholera" have taken their fight to Capitol Hill.

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In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, U.N. relief workers and peacekeepers flooded the badly shaken island nation, but sadly, they brought with them the deadly strains of a cholera epidemic that continues to kill. Earlier in the month, we profiled two filmmakers who have made it their goal to hold the U.N. responsible and stop the spread of infection. The makers of the documentary Baseball in the Time of Cholera have taken their fight to Capitol Hill and are beginning to see some promising results.

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Two Filmmakers Take on the U.N. for Letting Cholera Spread in Haiti

Baseball in the Time of Cholera examines the spread of cholera in Haiti through the eyes of a young baseball player.

Picture the scene: Under the scorching sun, a Haitian teenager steps up to bat, nails a ball into the outfield, rounds the bases, and slides into home through the parched, shin-high grass of his team's makeshift baseball diamond. David Darg and Bryn Mooser, two American aid-workers-turned-filmmakers, look on with cameras. And in homes nearby, a deadly cholera outbreak claims another victim.

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The Microbiological Havoc of the Anthropocene

From Vibrio to E. coli, what a warmer planet means for food safety.

In the summer of 2004, many passengers traveling aboard the Spirit of Columbia, a 143-foot cruise ship in Alaska's Prince William Sound, unexpectedly came down with intense bouts of nausea, vomiting, and—it got pretty gross—explosive, watery diarrhea. Seasickness is one thing. This was much worse. According to a study later published in the New England Medical Journal, epidemiologists traced the cause to a disease found in raw oysters, Vibrio parahaemolyticus. It was an unprecedented outbreak; the microbe had never been seen that far north.

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Haiti One Year Later: Are We Any Better Prepared?

To check in on the reconstruction progress in Haiti, we sat down with scholar and architect Matt Jelacic, an expert in sustainable housing solutions.

To check in on the reconstruction progress in Haiti, we sat down with scholar and architect Matt Jelacic, an expert in sustainable housing solutions for displaced communities at University of Colorado-Boulder.

GOOD: How would you sum up the progress made in the last year?

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In Haiti, a Fear of the Water Cholera Outbreak in Haiti Raises New Fears

A tropical storm and a cholera outbreak bring new challenges to Haiti.

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