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Of Paris, Pacts and Paradoxes

CO2 levels are continuously increasing, biodiversity is vanishing and extreme weather events cover news pages. Yet, the political momentum for environmental protection is losing...

From Sensing to Preventing: Satellite Remote Sensing for Water Disaster Management

By: Jaewon Son (Guest Writer) In recent years, water-related disasters have occurred more frequently as a result of climate change and urbanisation. For example, according...

Urban Innovation in Medellín: A Timeline of Renewal and Resilience

Medellín, Colombia’s second most populated city, was once home to the notorious drug cartel led by Pablo Escobar and, as such, was one of...

Camp Century: The Cold War’s thawing legacy

In the 1960s, locked in a power game with the East, the United States sought to assert its power against the Eastern Bloc. Thus,...

Australia: a future climate action leader, or too little too late?

In the developed world, Australia is one of the most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change. Despite this, the IMF, amidst an...
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Defying Logic

Algorithms have shaped the contemporary public political discourse in a manner we have only witnessed with the invention of printing. Logically operating systems and...

The Time for Public Transit in American Towns Returns

The discussion surrounding public transportation in the United States has recently resurfaced. It comes in the aftermath of certain transportation agencies receiving necessary funds...

Cyber-attacking democracy: How the spyware ‘Pegasus’ threatens the freedom of speech and the work...

In the summer of 2021, a collaborative network of journalists and NGOs published the report “The Pegasus Project,” unveiling the use and misuse of...

Facing one of the world’s deadliest enemies: its toilet problem

Diarrhoea kills more people than war, terrorism and murders combined. In 2017, 2.5 percent of global deaths (1.3 million in total) were caused due...
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Is Human Workforce Destroyed by Machines?

Humans have come a long way since the division of labour and specialisation. However, the 4th industrial revolution and digitalisation of homes are knocking...

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