journalist & photographer

Tag: Spain

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The olive oil industry is confronting death by spittlebug in Europe

08/09/2019.environment & science.#Europe

Xylella is one of the 'most dangerous plant bacteria worldwide' and has been confirmed in Corsica, the Balearic Islands, southern France, Spain, Portugal and Germany It was in the winter of 2018 when Juan Escandell first noticed something was wrong. Leaves on some of his olive trees were withering and turning brown, while the fruits [...]

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Avocados – farmers’ green gold – push southern Spain toward water collapse

30/06/2019.environment & science.#Spain

Europe’s largest avocado producer is facing ecological costs that are bearing down on the world's trendiest crop Hundreds of small trees dot the terraced hillside, brown and parched under the early summer sun. They may not look like much now, but by next year they’ll bear the fruit of one of Spain’s most profitable export [...]

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The hidden Islamic history of Madrid revealed

13/05/2019.culture.#Europe

Muslims, campaigners and tour companies are revealing a heritage too long denied in Spain's capital Hachim Oulad Mhammed was reading an Arabic book on ancient history when he first learnt that Madrid had Islamic origins. It piqued his curiosity and he began investigating. What he found was, at first, striking: now it evokes pride, weighed [...]

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Spain’s far-right makes election gains using anti-Muslim sentiment

01/05/2019.conflict.#Europe

Vox party distorted era of Muslim rule to sway voters, scholars and activists say Spain's far-right nationalist party Vox gained a significant foothold in general elections on Sunday and will enter parliament with 24 of the 350 seats. The rise of Vox, from winning 0.2 per cent of votes to more than 10 per cent [...]

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