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US shifts to domestic uranium production amid geopolitical tensions

US shifts to domestic uranium production amid geopolitical tensions

The Biden administration has enacted a law ending uranium imports from Russia to bolster local production and strengthen the U.S. nuclear energy sector.

Justine Calma reports for The Verge.

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Flood disaster in the Urals prompts protests and appeals to Putin

Flood disaster in the Urals prompts protests and appeals to Putin

Thousands in the Urals have been forced to evacuate due to flooding, sparking protests and calls for President Putin's aid.

Mary Ilyushina reports for The Washington Post.

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Russian collaboration freeze impacts permafrost research

The escalating thaw of Arctic permafrost, a critical factor in global climate change, faces research challenges due to a halt in scientific collaboration with Russia, hindering vital data collection and analysis.

Elizabeth Devitt reports for Mongabay.

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Russia–Ukraine war leaves scientists struggling to investigate Arctic changes

The study of how climate change has affected the Arctic is being hampered due to missing data resulting from the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Azerbaijan is expected to host the U.N. Climate Summit in 2024

The next United Nations climate change summit appears set to take place in Azerbaijan, a spokesman for the country said Saturday, resolving a bitter, monthslong political standoff over which nation should host the talks in 2024.

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Food prices are rising as countries limit exports. Blame climate change, El Nino and Russia's war

Restrictions on food exports are spilling over from rice and wheat to other essentials. This ranges from Tanzania's limits on shipping onions to its neighbors and Morocco's restrictions on tomatoes to ongoing bans of some kinds of rice in Asia.
Russia's bellicose Arctic occupation

Gigantic Russian flag unveiled in the Arctic Ocean. “It's a sign of dominance and defiance”, geopolitics professor explains.

A group of scientists from the Russian Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute unveiled a 1,400 square metre white-blue-red Russian flag on the sea ice nearby the drifting polar station “Severny polyus-41”.