Climate

Emerging hotspot: why you should care about the Mekong Region

  [Illustration by Armadilly]   The Mekong Region can be defined as the geographical area crossed by the Mekong River, the longest river in Southeast Asia. The region surrounding the Mekong River is one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world with 20,000 species of plants, 1,200...

Green turn for the Green Island

[Illustration by Alessia Angelini] The elections held on April 6 in Greenland may be crucial for Greenland’s future. The opposition Inuit Ataqatigiit (IA) has beaten the Siumut Social Democrats who have dominated Greenlandic politics since 1979. At the heart of the election campaign consisted of the opposition to a...

China’s Seat at the Arctic Table: Beijing’s Strategy for the Far North

Article by Caterina Tarozzi | Illustration by Beatrice Bandiera The strategically important Arctic region is reigniting geopolitical tensions to Cold War levels. Prompted by the consequences of global warming, new economic opportunities and mounting legal claims are making the inhospitable region a new Iron Curtain, where the energy policies...

The environmental disaster that threatens the Arctic

Article by Angelachiara Allegretti | Illustration by Guido Brualdi On May 29, a tanker for refueling the Norilsk power plant, a Russian city located in the Krasnojarsk region, Northern Siberia, has released after an accident, about 20,000 tons of fuel and lubricants. The fuel spill has reached the waters...