Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
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Old tyres can become a climate-friendly fuel
Getting rid of old tyres has long been a problem. Every year more than a billion reach the end of the road. Until recently, most were thrown into landfills or piled up in storage yards, which occasionally caught fire.
Gun reform finally seems possible
A possible gun deal has momentum.
Ian Bremmer counts the cost of the war to Vladimir Putin
The outcome of Russia’s war in Ukraine remains in doubt. But there is no question that Vladimir Putin’s decision to launch a large-scale invasion is one of the worst strategic decisions any leader of a powerful country has made in decades.
The first reference charts for the human brain have been completed
They could become a useful tool in tracking healthy (and unhealthy) ageing.
Divorce in the rich world is getting less nasty
Reforms are making it cheaper, quicker and a bit less adversarial
After banning cinema for decades, Saudi Arabia is making movies
Breathtaking landscapes and hefty rebates are helping foreign producers overcome their culture shock.
Ted Nordhaus on how green activists mislead and hold back progress
Twelve years ago, the UN’s climate summit in Copenhagen, COP15, was dubbed “Hopenhagen.”
Feeding 9bn people will mean reimagining the edible world
Over late afternoon Cutty Sark and fried haddock at a bar overlooking the working waterfront in Portland, Maine, Steve Train is doing what so many lobstermen do on shore: telling stories.
Vertical farms are growing more and more vegetables in urban areas
They don’t need soil or sunlight.
Twenty years on—is the era of American interventionism over?
The Economist's James Bennet traces Joe Biden’s shifting views on foreign wars. We look back to the origins of humanitarian interventionism in Bosnia. And, Anne-Marie Slaughter, former aide to Barack Obama and author of “Renewal”, tells us how American power might work in the future.
America is substantially reducing poverty among children
It seemed like a blustery overpromise when President Joe Biden pledged in July to oversee “the largest ever one-year decrease in child poverty in the history of the United States”. By the end of the year, however, he will probably turn out to have been correct.