Rare earths have emerged as a new variable in the US-China trade war. Is China’s near-monopoly on these strategic resources its ultimate trump card, or will US producers be able to diversify supply amid the new normal of bilateral tension.
Pakistan’s water issues will go from bad to worse after glaciers in the Indus Basin pass the peak water mark later this century.
Zac and Nick discuss economic and political considerations stemming from the long-term decline of the Indus Basin, focusing on Pakistan's water woes in particular. Recorded on May 5, 2019.
Glacier shrinkage in the Lake Balkhash basin is set to exacerbate water shortages in an already arid part of the world, creating a potential water conflict between China and Kazakhstan.
Will ‘America First’ bring about a premature end to US financial assistance for cleaning up unexploded ordinance from the Vietnam War?
When it comes to coal, Beijing is preaching water but drinking wine.
The newly elected president has set out to reverse the long-term decline of Mexico’s state-owned oil giant. But he’s going to have his work cut out for him.
Tracking some of the most vulnerable and food-insecure regions in what is expected to be the hottest year ever.
The COP24 agreement is being hyped as a win, but the Paris process remains woefully unfit for task in tackling global warming.
A new world of consensus and collaboration is not a better place. It is the only way for the human race to survive.