Environment

Canada’s Taxpayers and Environment on the Hook to Polluting Industries

ImperialProtest, cc Flickr Jeremy Board, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Industrial accidents and contamination, all too often paid for by the Canadian people, illustrate the desperate need for an overhaul in environmental law.

COVID-19: Economic Impact Round-up (3-19-2020)

COVID19-virus, cc Flickr NIAID, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Recounting global disruptions from the COVID-19 outbreak, along with the growing list of government stimulus initiatives deployed to mitigate them.

A Perfect Storm Brews above the US Energy Industry

US Shale, cc Flickr Jun, modified https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

After COVID-19, Russia, and Saudi Arabia are through with it, there might not be much of an industry left.

Greenland: A New Frontier of Great Power Competition

Greenland, cc Flickr Greenland Travel, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

In opening its doors to foreign investors, an independence-minded Greenland could be ushering in a new era of geopolitical competition in the Arctic.

Glacier Watch: China-Kazakhstan Water Conflict and the Lake Balkhash Basin

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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.

Locust Swarms Descend on East Africa’s Agricultural Heartland

Locust Swarm, cc Niv Singer, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/, Flickr

A food crisis of biblical proportions is brewing in East Africa.

The Growing Threat of Ecofascism

El Paso shooting memorial, cc ruperto miller, modified, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:El_Paso_shooting_memorial.jpeg#/media/File:El_Paso_shooting_memorial.jpeg

Xenophobia and climate change are providing fertile ground for ecofascism to win new converts.

Reforming Financial Journalism in an Era of Geopolitical Flux

WallStreetProtest, cc Flickr Jonathan McIntosh, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Financial journalism is broken; here’s how to fix it.

The Bering Strait: A New Chokepoint for Great Power Competition

The attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) rests in the Arctic Ocean after surfacing through three feet of ice during Ice Exercise 2009 on March 21, 2009. The two-week training exercise, which is used to test submarine operability and war-fighting capability in Arctic conditions, also involves the USS Helena (SSN 725), the University of Washington and personnel from the Navy Arctic Submarine Laboratory. DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones, U.S. Navy. (Released), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:USS_Annapolis_ICEX.jpg

The Northern Sea Route through the Arctic will alter global trade flows and in doing so create new geopolitical chokepoints. Chief among them is the Bering Strait, where US, Russian, and Chinese interests converge.

Nigeria’s Winding Road to Recovery

Buhari Poster in Nigeria, cc Flickr Clara Sanchiz, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Will President Buhari’s economic legacy be “digital pioneer” or “purveyor of a lost decade”?

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