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US hopes Covid booster shots will curb virus spread

US hopes Covid booster shots will curb virus spread

US officials preparing to roll out Covid-19 booster shots in the face of waning vaccine protection and surging hospitalisations and deaths caused by the highly contagious Delta variant are hoping boosters might prevent mild cases as well.

The economic risks of Pandexit

The economic risks of Pandexit

People have been using “exit” as a suffix for a decade or so. Grexit, referring to a potential Greek departure from the eurozone, was the first to emerge. Italexit made a brief appearance, and has recently been revived on the Italian right. But neither has come to pass.

A lasting capex boom to thrive in post-pandemic era

A lasting capex boom to thrive in post-pandemic era

Despite the overarching gloom perpetuated by the still raging pandemic, silver linings of hope are now encouraging companies to start spending across the world.

Urgent need to close the nature-finance gap

Urgent need to close the nature-finance gap

If you want to understand policy choices, it is said, “follow the money.” Inspired by that advice, we at The Nature Conservancy (in partnership with the Paulson Institute and the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability) crunched the numbers to see what it would cost to preserve biodiversity – the

Tunis residents decry pollution plaguing beaches

Tunis residents decry pollution plaguing beaches

Tahar Jaouebi looks out from a beach south of Tunis remembering the 1990s, when the water was still clean enough to bathe in.

The reality of climate financial risk

The reality of climate financial risk

In a recent commentary, John H Cochrane, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, argues that “climate financial risk” is a fallacy.

Covid-19 research offers hope amid a grim scenario

Covid-19 research offers hope amid a grim scenario

The latest updates on Covid-19 research offer some hope amid a continuing grim scenario precipitated by the pandemic.

Surging wind industry faces its own green dilemma: landfills

Surging wind industry faces its own green dilemma: landfills

Wind turbines have become a vital source of global green energy but their makers increasingly face an environmental conundrum of their own: how to recycle them.

The EU must terminate Hungary’s membership

The EU must terminate Hungary’s membership

Following Hungary’s adoption of legislation banning “certain content” in schools this past June, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte concluded that the country “has no place in the EU anymore.”

Biodiversity the next business frontier for firms

Biodiversity the next business frontier for firms

The world is reportedly in danger of losing 10% or more of its total GDP by the end of the century. This is the top takeaway from a recent stress-test study by Swiss Re that looks at the consequences of failing to address climate and environmental risks.

Biden’s two types of multilateralism

Biden’s two types of multilateralism

In April, US President Joe Biden gathered 40 world leaders for a virtual summit on tackling the climate crisis. They included representatives of major emitting countries, such as Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, as well as heads of states that are particularly vulne

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