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Nord Stream 2: Security versus sustainability

Depending on where you look Nord Stream 2 is presented as a sustainable way to ensure European energy security for Russian intelligence collation and investigation through coercive investigation on buildings sites. With construction underway and Germany attempting to downplay criticism of the project, concerns over geopolitics remain.  Energy security is necessary for a country’s development, Read More…

A photo of Mount Nyiragongo's glowing, smoking lava lake during the recent eruption
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Nyiragongo- Disaster For Goma

Nyiragongo is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. With an extensive lava lake and eruptions producing viscous lava flows and ash fall out, the volcano is a significant hazard to surrounding populations. This volcano has a history of damaging land be it agricultural or settlement; the Goma disaster in January 2002 destroyed much of the Goma Read More…

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Open Up to Eurovision 2021

After much anticipation, on 22nd May we were finally able to watch the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, hosted by the Netherlands in Rotterdam. Many artists had been waiting for two years to perform on the Eurovision stage, after the contest was cancelled last year in light of the pandemic.  Only two Read More…

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The Green Party Takes Europe By Storm

The Green party has long been a prominent political advocate for sustainable and environmental initiatives, policy, implementation and action. Recently, Germany’s Green party has had surprising success despite a large focus on the rise of the far right, yet Green parties throughout Europe are gaining traction in support and voters. While Merkel’s coalition dives in Read More…

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Watch This Space: how the new Space Race is different from the first

Late on Friday night, as Oxford students worked, dozed, or staggered out of the pub, mission controllers at Beijing’s China National Space Administration (CNSA) set a new milestone in the new space race. At 23.18, the Zhurong rover touched down successfully on Mars’s Utopia Planitia basin. This makes China the third nation to land a Read More…

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Bison Blunder From US National Parks

More than 45,000 have vied for 12 spots to help cull Grand Canyon bison herd, after the US National Park Service (NPS) requested volunteers to help with overpopulation. The NPS opened a rare opportunity this May for skilled shooters to kill bison at the Grand Canyon’s north rim. Officials say the pilot programme is required Read More…