The number of jellyfish in the Mediterranean Sea is increasing at an alarming rate. Conditions for the creatures are best at the height of summer. One of the factors contributing to their spread is climate change.
Mediterranean resorts are having to ban swimming because of plagues of jellyfish, which scientists blame on a complex cocktail of human impacts, from climate change to overfishing.
In 2013, after a refugee ship sank off the coast of Lampedusa, killing hundreds of people, the Italian island became synonymous worldwide with the global refugee crisis. Now after a slump, tourists have begun returning.
Over the weekend, the Italian coastguard rescued around 3,000 migrants off the coast of Libya. Here's a summary of the latest data on refugees and how the crisis is shaping up in the Mediterranean.
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