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The Olympics’ Climate Problem

The 2022 Winter Olympic games are coming to an end this weekend in China. The games have been surrounded by huge amounts of controversy, from diplomatic boycotts over human rights concerns to complaints over a Taiwanese athlete wearing a uniform with China written on it. One large area of controversy …

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Ukraine at the Crossroads of a European Energy Crisis

Ukraine, likely named after the Slavic word for “borderland,” has long been a crossroads for peoples, civilisations, trade — and military invasions. As Russia amasses its troops at the Russia-Ukraine border, energy is the latest resource to become weaponised. Russia supplies about 40 per cent of the European Union’s natural …

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TAPI Pipeline still in Doldrums after 30 Years

The major TAPI gas pipeline project – for Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India – has not been completed despite the fact that it was kicked off decades. During this time Afghanistan has seen the collapse and establishment of various governments. TAPI is considered one of the major development projects in the region. After Turkmenistan …

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China’s Artificial Sun Hits New High in Clean Energy Boost

China has made a new breakthrough in its quest for clean fusion energy, as one of its “artificial suns” set a new record in sustained high temperatures, according to state media. The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), a nuclear fusion reactor research facility, ran at 70 million degrees Celsius for …

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