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Hungry vibes

Contribute your share and save money doing it: Food sharing and food saving are becoming increasingly popular. Almost a chic and trendy habit today,...

Golden Opportunities? The Socio-economic Footprint of Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining

By: Brigitte Simone Gerstmann (Guest Writer) As an international endeavour to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic mercury emissions, the Minamata Convention was signed...

The EU’s Just Transition Fund (JTF) – A Just Structural Change or Just Another...

In December 2019, the European Commission introduced the European Green Deal, a robust set of policy initiatives designed to make Europe climate-neutral. In January 2020,...
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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...

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