The Aral Sea Disaster

By Liu Zichao

Liu Zichao visits the lunar landscapes of Uzbekistan and realises the terrifying power of environmental disaster.


France bids for climate leadership

By Ludovica Meacci

Macron’s call to ‘make our planet great again’ must start at home. France is continuing to invest aggressively in nuclear power at the cost of renewable energy, and recent commitments to limit the production of fossil fuels are less ambitious then they might appear.

What’s the impact of the East China Sea oil spill?

By Feng Jie

The Sanchi has sunk but it’s cargo could still damage the environment. The Sanchi was transporting 136,000 tonnes of condensate from Iran to South Korea when the collision happened.

AIIB invests in Egyptian solar

By Liu Qin

It’s early days for solar power in Egypt but already the sector is attracting significant attention from big development banks, including investment by the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Transition to clean technology

By D. Acemoglu, U. Akcigit, D. Hanley, W. Kerr

It wasn’t long ago – just last year, in fact – that a German car executive described Tesla Motors as “a joke that can’t be taken seriously compared to the great car companies of Germany”