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How the War in Ukraine Affects Rare Earth Mineral Supply

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Eurasian Climate Brief
Robert Muggah

Robert Muggah joins the Eurasian Climate Brief to discuss the issues around the production and supply of rare earth minerals amid the Russia-Ukraine war.

A destroyed apartment building in Borodyanka, Ukraine.
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Climate and the Environment

Overheating Megacities are a Climate Problem and Solution

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World Economic Forum
Robert Muggah

With substantial increases in annual temperatures and extreme heat locked in, Latin American cities offer a glimpse of the future of climate change.

Mexico City climate protests
Reuters
Global Cities

Canada's Place in the Great Resource Game 

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The Globe and Mail
Robert Muggah

"Notwithstanding China’s firm grip on global supply chains of critical minerals and rare earths, Canada can support a more predictable green transition."

Workers transport soil containing rare earth elements for export at a port in Lianyungang, China.
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

Six Months of War in Ukraine, Global Droughts, Finnish Partygate

Video Series
World Review with Ivo Daalder

Karen DeYoung, Ryan Heath, and Stefan Kornelius join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

Reuters
Global Politics

How Cities Collaborate on Climate and Heat Resiliency

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Global Insight by Nisha Singh

Cities are at the forefront of the climate crisis, but local and global partnerships provide scalable solutions.

People cooling during city heat wave.
Reuters
Global Cities

Everything Is on Fire. It Doesn’t Have to Be.

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Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

In her latest Chicago Tribune column, Elizabeth Shackleford argues that bigger countries must be the ones to lead the fight against climate change.

A view of Lake Albert, which runs right in between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

World Review: The Perfect Storm – Heat Waves, Energy Crunches, and Climate Change

Video Series
World Review with Ivo Daalder

Nirmal Ghosh, Elise Labott, and Amna Nawaz join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

Two firefighters work the site of a wildfire in Spain.
Reuters
Global Politics

Peru's Rainforest Threatened by Ecosystem of Environment Crime

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Mongabay
Robert Muggah

Robert Muggah explores how "a flourishing ecosystem of criminal groups is busy sacking the forest and rivers for cash and power" in the Peruvian Amazon.

An aerial view of the bridge Integracion on the Peru-Brazil border in the Amazon jungle of Madre de Dios
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

America Is Leading the World Backward

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Chicago Tribune
Coauthors

“A series of radical rulings makes America’s exhortations about promoting democracy ring hollow,” write Senior Fellows Elizabeth Shackelford and Dina Smeltz.

Hands hold yellow sign saying "Bans off our bodies" in front of a blue sky
US Foreign Policy

Climate Refugees Still Need Protection

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Crain's Chicago Business
John Slocum

As climate change continues to displace people, those fleeing must be protected as refugees, argues John Slocum in Crain's Chicago Business.

Two figures in a boat in flooded Pakistan
Reuters
Climate and the Environment