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Mangrove restorers in Haiti bet on resilience amid rising violence

Jean Wiener should be elated. The organization he leads, FoProBim, has just won a series of grants to help protect mangroves in Haiti. The grant will allow his organization, which has been based largely in the northwestern town of Cap-Haïtien, to operate on a truly national scale for the first time. So why does he look ashen-faced and glum?

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Haiti's water troubles run deep, and it's not because of a lack of water.

I’m messaging P., a Haitian friend and colleague, seeking an assist with this article. It’s about to publish, and I’ve asked him to help me get an interview with the country’s foremost hydrologist. I’m not comfortable writing a story about Haiti with no Haitian interviewees, I tell him, but so far no one has responded. “He said no,” texts P. “His house is in an area controlled by gangs.”

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Aerosol pollution: Destabilizing Earth’s climate and a threat to health

China has seen dynasties rise and fall over the last two millennia. Such are the vagaries of human history. But researchers at Trinity College, Dublin, and Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, recently suggested a surprising natural explanation: volcanoes. Of 68 dynastic collapses since 0 AD, they …

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Vidas Cruzadas

A radionovela that follows the route of two young brothers trying to reach their parents in the US, and visits other migrants along the way.

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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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Neglected Waters

Nobody in Haiti lives more than 100km from the coast. Yet the coastal ecosystems that nourish the country are threadbare. An in-depth look at the problem and the people trying to solve it. Produced in collaboration with Haiti Climat.

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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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