Conrad Fox



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New study says changes in clouds will add to global warming, not curb it

Most of us think of them as puffy and picturesque, but for climate modelers, clouds are a major thorn in the side, and are the hard question. Scientists do know clouds wield an outsize influence on climate: Reducing Earth’s cloud cover by just 5% would …

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As Arctic warms, scientists wrestle with its climate ‘tipping point’

For Arctic scientists, the summer of 2007 changed everything. That’s when, for the first time in history, record warmth melted the Northwest Passage, nearly opening it to shipping; turned a portion of the East Siberian Sea the size of Mexico into open ocean; …

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Haitian cities creak with the pressure as more people flee the countryside

In twenty years, Haiti has transformed from a predominantly rural country to one of the most urbanized on the continent. This has helped reduce extreme poverty, but it has put a strain on the infrastructure of Port-au-Prince, where most migrants end up. The movement is …

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Cloud of silence hangs over child trafficking in Haiti

There are over 200 hundreds unregulated border crossings between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Contraband goods flow into Haiti, while migrants head the other way. Among them are countless children, compelled by poverty to seek work on the other side or forced there by traffickers …

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Missing the Train

Filiberto is a seasoned traveller of the rails and the younger migrants look up to him, like a mentor. This time he is travelling with his 17 year old daughter, and though he laughs with the other migrants, he always has one watchful eye out …

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More African and Asian Migrants Are Arriving in Mexico After Long Latin American Journeys

It's a migration route that stretches for 1000s of kilometers, involves multiple traffickers, crosses more than a dozen borders and takes months, if not years. In this story, I visit a Mexican border outpost just days from the finish line, where anxious migrants are preparing for the final push, or preparing to settle down where they.

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Crossing a minefield

Three thousand villagers in the mountains of Nariño, southern Mexico, are surrounded by landmines. The explosives were set by ELN rebels after they were attacked by the Colombian army, and have already taken the lives of several residents. Tragically, the villagers, rebels and local authorities …

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The Caliphate of San Cristobal de las Casas

Muslim missionaries build a utopia among the displaced indigenous of southern Mexico. Their commune looks idyllic, and members say they are content, but neighbours look on with distrust, and this trip inside suggests the missionaries intentions are not all they say.

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A Night on the Barricades

In the summer of 2007, the city of Oaxaca was insurrection. A striking teachers union, joined by hundreds of disaffected NGOs, indigenous groups and other protestors ruled the streets, with barricades of burnt out vehicles at every street corner. The state government was in hiding …

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