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Kuwait’s inferno: how will the world’s hottest city survive climate change

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Road to ruin? … labourers at work on the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah causeway in Kuwait City in February. Photograph: Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty

Malls and office complexes continue to spring up in Kuwait City, built by migrants often working illegally in soaring temperatures. But as oil and water reserves dwindle, the energy-guzzling citystate heads for an existential crisis

August 18, 2017 — It is 9am and the temperature in Kuwait City is 45°C and rising, but already people working outside. A row of litter-pickers are already hard at work along a coastal highway, their Continue reading Kuwait’s inferno: how will the world’s hottest city survive climate change

At Least 800 Migrants Attempt To Cross Into Spain From Morocco

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The border fence which separates Morocco and Spain’s north African enclave of Ceuta is seen as it is illuminated, Spain, December 11, 2016. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Dozens of migrants made it to the top of the six-meter barbed wire fence early on Sunday before being lifted down by cranes

MADRID (Jan. 1, 2017) — At least 800 sub-Saharan African migrants tried to cross into Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco on Sunday by storming a border fence, though most were eventually turned back, the Spanish and Moroccan governments said.  Continue reading At Least 800 Migrants Attempt To Cross Into Spain From Morocco

Syria’s drought ‘has likely been its worst in 900 years’

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Farmers ride in their tractor in the drought-hit region of Hasaka in north-eastern Syria. Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images
New findings show a ‘convergence of evidence’ that climate change has influenced the Syrian drought, Climate Central reports

March 2, 2016 — The relentless flow of refugees from the Middle East into Europe continues to raise tensions across the region.

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