Middle East. Opec under siege as Isil threatens world's oil lifeline

OPEC. As the bloc’s 12 oil ministers meet in Vienna, the march of Isil jihadists in the Middle East is putting Iran and Saudi Arabia on a collision course with explosive consequences

Témoignages. Fukushima, la vie comme elle va

FUKUS-SHIMA. En bon japonais: l’île du bonheur. Quatre ans après le double désastre du tsunami et de l’accident nucléaire, la province japonaise tente de retrouver une existence normale, encouragée par un discours officiel qui veut tourner la page. Toutes les têtes ne se laissent pourtant pas contaminer par cet optimisme obligatoire.

Environment. Seven Surprising Realities Behind The Great Transition to Renewable Energy

EARTH POLICY. The global transition to clean, renewable energy and away from nuclear and fossils is well under way, with remarkable developments happening every day. The Great Transition by Lester Brown, Janet Larsen, Matt Roney, and Emily Adams lays out a tremendous range of these developments – here are seven that may surprise you.

Middle East. How IS uses water as weapon of war

CAIRO -The Middle East is facing a water crisis. As the region experiences conflicts over water and faces the continuous risk of war breaking out, experts on water predict that the Islamic State (IS) aims to exacerbate this water crisis, as evidenced by its efforts to seize rivers and dams in Syria and Iraq, starting in 2013.


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