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Can the Gambia turn the tide to save its shrinking beaches?

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When Saikou Demba was a young man starting out in the hospitality business, he opened a little hotel on the Gambian coast called the Leybato and ran a beach bar on the wide expanse of golden sand. The hotel is still t...

‘The island has been shrinking’: living on the frontline of global heating

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Throughout the 2021 United Nations climate change conference, the Guardian will be publishing the stories of the people whose lives have been upended – sometimes devastated – by the climate breakdown. I live in the H...

Afghanistan’s shrinking horizons: ‘Women feel everything is finished’

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In two months, Parwana estimates she has crossed the threshold of her home perhaps four times. She used to leave early in the morning, for work that supported her entire family, and then go on to an evening degree cou...

Is the white population in the US really ‘shrinking’?

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The Census Bureau released the first detailed results of the 2020 census this month, and many media reports highlighted the nation’s growing diversity, which is real, and the dramatically shrinking white population, w...

North Atlantic whales shrinking due to fishing gear entanglements

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Whales in the north Atlantic are shrinking in size, researchers have found, with entanglements in fishing gear blamed for the steady decline in the length of the animals over recent generations. On average, a right wh...

Plummeting sperm counts, shrinking penises: toxic chemicals threaten humanity

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The end of humankind? It may be coming sooner than we think, thanks to hormone-disrupting chemicals that are decimating fertility at an alarming rate around the globe. A new book called Countdown, by Shanna Swan, an e...