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In July 2022, passers-by watch the progress of a fire near Gignac (Hérault). Sylvain Thomas/AFP

Europe’s ‘pyroregions’: summer 2022 saw 20-year freak fires in regions that are historically immune, close to normal in fire prone areas

The forest fires that struck the Continent in the summer of 2022 were devastating, yet historical data shows that they were not ‘unprecedented’, contrary to media accounts.
According to Oregon law, possessing a small amount of drugs for personal consumption is now a civil – rather than criminal – offense. Peter Dazeley via Getty

Oregon just decriminalized all drugs – here’s why voters passed this groundbreaking reform

Possessing heroin, cocaine, meth and other drugs for personal use is no longer a criminal offense in Oregon. The idea is to get people with problem drug use help, not punishment.
Hundreds of thousands of Portuguese have migrated to Angola since the European financial crisis in 2008. Niko Nomad/Shutterstock

How Portuguese migrants in Angola navigate corruption

Migrants leave poor countries for a better life in richer ones. But the migration of Portuguese to Angola after Europe’s 2008 financial crisis shows how roles can be reversed.

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