13 May 2021

Tesla will no longer accept Bitcoin over climate concerns, says Musk

On Thursday, Tesla suspended vehicle purchases using Bitcoin due to climate change concerns. Tesla had announced in March that it would accept the cryptocurrency, and was met with outrage from environmentalists and investors. On Thursday, Tesla revealed that the increasing use of fossil fuels for Bitcoin mining and transactions was

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18 Mar 2021

China Plans to Ask U.S. to Roll Back Trump Policies in Alaska Meeting

Beijing allegedly plans to pressure the Biden administration to reverse many anti-China policies introduced during the Trump presidency. The two leaders are set to meet face to face this week for the first time since President Biden’s election. The meeting will occur in Alaska and offer both sides a chance

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10 Mar 2021

U.S and China Engage, Tentatively, on Climate Change

The US and China have allegedly engaged in a new exercise that could allow both countries to gain insight into whether they can work together on shared priorities despite tensions and disagreements. Both countries agreed to go-chair a G-20 study group that focuses on climate-related financial risks, a point of

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27 Oct 2020

Global trade linked to resource insecurity

Researchers have found that the global economy is facing insecurities that are disproportionately affecting remote nations and supply chains. The Global Environmental Change journal published the first comprehensive analysis of its kind, investigating whether trade amplifies resource insecurity. The findings alleged that globalization is not compatible with managing the risks

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14 Nov 2019

Venice floods: Italy to declare state of emergency over damage

Italy will declare a state of emergency in Venice after several days with 1.87m tide levels accompanied with extremely high winds, flooding the basilica and threatening public safety. The tide level of 1.87m is the highest recorded in over 50 years. Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte stated that more than

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12 Feb 2019

Climate Change Still Seen as the Top Global Threat, but Cyberattacks a Rising Concern

A new Pew Research Center survey conducted in 26 counties across the globe, highlights climate change, ISIS terrorism and cyberattacks as the biggest global threats. While respondents from 13 countries identified climate change as the biggest threat, ISIS was considered the main concern in 8 countries, including France, Italy, Russia, Indonesia

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16 Jan 2019

Data breaches, cyberattacks are top global risks alongside natural disasters and climate change

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its Global Risks Report for 2019. According to the organization, the number one risk for this year is extreme weather. The second biggest risk has to do with shortcomings in global efforts to address climate-change, while natural disasters clinched the third spot. Cybersecurity

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30 Aug 2018

A tropical parasitic disease has invaded Europe, thanks to a hybrid of two infectious worms

“Infecting an estimated 230 million people, schistosomiasis is the world’s most widespread parasitic disease after malaria. But temperate latitudes were thought to be spared: Schistosome flatworms are common only in warm places in Africa, India, and South America. So parasitologist Jerome Boissier was surprised when, in a single week in

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17 Aug 2018

Thousands of Miles of Internet Cables Could Be Underwater by 2033

Projected rises in sea levels could damage internet connectivity for large parts of the globe by submerging major cables and data centers. Cities like New York, Seattle, and Miami have been named as the highest risk. Existing cables for most of the internet infrastructure are buried underground and can withstand

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