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Palestinians strive to stop Gaza shore erosion with concrete and rubble

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GazaReuters Authorities in Gaza have ordered giant concrete blocks to be dropped along the shoreline as increasingly heavy seas eat into beaches that provide residents of the densely populated strip with a rare public space for relaxation. The blocks, placed on beaches and offshore, are aimed at countering waves that have grown in force, eating […]

“No place like home”: Climate change threatens Fiji’s rugby nursery

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Namakatula, Fiji Reuters The white sands of Namatakula have nurtured generations of world-class rugby talent but rising sea levels threaten to force the abandonment of the palm-fringed village on Fiji’s Coral Coast within a few years.  The village is deemed “at risk” by Fiji’s government and headman Josevata Nagausaukula contemplates a future in which children […]