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Coral reefs: climate change and pesticides could conspire to crash fish populations

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Jose Angel Astor Rocha/Shutterstock William Feeney, Griffith University and Marc Besson, École pratique des hautes études (EPHE) Australia barely had time to recover from record breaking fires at the start of 2020 before the Great Barrier Reef experienced its third mass coral bleaching event in the past five years. Only five of these have occurred since records began in the …

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Austerity in the Gulf states: why it’s alarming for women’s progress

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Humaira Hansrod, University of Oxford Citizens of Saudi Arabia are having to get used to something that has long been an unpleasant fact of life in most parts of the world. On July 1, the kingdom tripled the VAT levied on consumer goods and services from 5% to 15%. There were reports of frantic stockpiling ahead of the change as …

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The West Bank’s fate is unknown as Netanyahu stalls on annexation

Palestinian demonstrators hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest of Israel’s plan to annex parts of the West Bank in village of Kufr Qaddumm on July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Palestinian demonstrators hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest of Israel’s plan to annex parts of the West Bank in village of Kufr Qaddumm on July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed) Philip Leech-Ngo, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa It’s mid-July, two weeks after what many in the international media believed was Israel’s start date for the annexation of large parts …

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