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The EU has prevaricated over its stance on Western Sahara since initiating fisheries and trade cooperation with Morocco in 1988. Despite presiding over questions of EU-Morocco trade legality in its Court of Justice, the EU has not necessarily been abiding by its rulings.
A cradle of temple architecture in southern India, Badami, frequented by religious sojourners for centuries, has been a foreign climbers’ haunt since the 1990s. However, a second wave of rock climbing activity is now developing — this time led by local climbers.
Climate change poses the greatest risk to reindeer, but in the short run it’s the effects of forestry, mining, wind power and other land users that reduce the quality and access to pastures. Tightening governmental regulations can further restrict such life-giving movement, affecting the reindeer and their Sami herders.
The perilous combination of climate change, pollution and overfishing means that the catches themselves have been dwindling as well. There are fewer commercially viable species like snappers, tuna and prawns in the more shallow waters adjacent to the coast — places that have sustained thriving communities for centuries.
An estimated 1.4 million livestock have died because of drought in Kenya in the final months of 2021, which has taken a toll on herder communities. But these climate change challenges have perhaps come with a silver lining: Class sizes have increased, especially among girls.