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Not inexpensive being green

Not inexpensive being green
By Taylor Jones, 30 July 2022

Events

Information Session & Academic Discussion,
Vienna Diplomatic Academy, 26 April 2022

Current Affairs

Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan Marks the “New Normal” in the Taiwan Straits

Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan with her son despite words of warning from the White House. The cost to the US taxpayer of this visit amounts to c. USD 90 million. This …

Nuclear Sharing and Other Challenges for the 2022 NPT Review Conference

The 2022 NPT Review Conference is set to take place at the UN in New York on August 1-26. If any progress is to be made, Member States and especially …

FINA Bans Transgender Athletes from Women’s Elite Swimming Competitions

FINA’s new policy on who can compete in women’s sports will effectively bar transgender athletes such as Lia Thomas and CeCe Telfer from competing against biological women. If sports organizations …

Recent Articles

Political

Petrol Diplomacy
Latin America

Petro-Diplomacy: Oil Trumps Democracy and Human Rights – Again

The recent thaw in diplomatic relations between Venezuela & the United States has been a surprise to many given the idealistic commitment the United…
Lebanon Elections
MENA

Lebanon’s Corruption Prevents Political Renewal and Economic Recovery

In May 2022, Lebanon held parliamentary elections for the first time since the 2019 political revolution and the 2020 Beirut blast. Lebanon now faces…
Sri Lanka
India & South Asia

Sri Lanka: Problems in Paradise

Sri Lanka, the oldest democracy in Asia, is in a state of emergency. After the wave of protests because of soaring prices and shortages…

Science / Technology

blockchain
Global

Blockchain Technology Increases Food Safety and Fights Food Fraud

Fraud and concerns over hygiene and safety has prompted the industry to seek tech solutions to reassure consumers that the food they are buying…
US China Quantum Computing
China

US and China Set Sights on Becoming Global Leader in Quantum Computing

As quantum technology emerges, the US and China are racing to achieve quantum supremacy and harness quantum computing’s powerful defense, modelling, and cybersecurity potential.…
Clearview
Science/Technology

Is All Clear With Clearview?

The controversial facial recognition software company, Clearview AI, has settled with the ACLU in an Indiana state court. Will this recent step be enough,…

Social

Bischof Lederleitner
Austria

The Old Catholics and their New Reformation: Interview with Bishop Heinz Lederleitner of the Old Catholic Church

Bishop Heinz Lederleitner, the highest-ranking official of the Austrian Old Catholic Church, gave iGlobenews an exclusive interview. Contrary to what the name suggests, the…
Biruta - Patel
Africa

UK-Rwanda MoU: Reversing the Flow ‘Out of Africa’

The UK is likely to challenge the European Court of Human Rights ruling which halted the first flight to Rwanda. The next flight to…
Homeless
Europe

Combatting Homelessness Using Housing First

The launch of the European Platform on Combatting Homelessness provides an opportunity for the EU to eradicate homelessness. Housing First is an approach which…

Health

Health

Augusta Victoria Hospital Denies Care to Palestinian Cancer Patients

Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH) in East Jerusalem has been turning away terminally ill cancer patients due to the lack of sufficient international funding received…
Covid Vaccines Africa
Africa

COVID Vaccines: Africa Needs A New Approach

In the face of the new Omicron variant, the question of vaccine inequity between rich and poor countries has risen to the top of…
Pan y Paz
Health

Pan Y Paz: The Socio-Economic Implications Of COVID-19 In Latin America And The Caribbean

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inherent inequality and poverty prevalent in most countries throughout the world. This rings especially true in Latin America…

Sports

Women's Sports
Global

FINA Bans Transgender Athletes from Women’s Elite Swimming Competitions

FINA’s new policy on who can compete in women’s sports will effectively bar transgender athletes such as Lia Thomas and CeCe Telfer from competing…
LIV Golf
MENA

Saudia Arabia’s LIV Golf: Sportswashing Decades of Human Rights Violations

The Saudi government is offering incredible sums of money to the world’s best golfers to join the new LIV (54) Golf tour. Is this…
Beijing Olympics
NE Asia

The Beijing 2022 Olympics – Is it Time to Reform the IOC?

The opening of the 2022 Winter Olympics was a splendid spectacle and an impressive display of China’s global soft power. While China and the…

Security

Nuclear Sharing
Europe

Nuclear Sharing and Other Challenges for the 2022 NPT Review Conference

The 2022 NPT Review Conference is set to take place at the UN in New York on August 1-26. If any progress is to…
China-Pakistan
China

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Geopolitical Implications of Deadly Terrorist Attack in Karachi

The terrorist attack which killed four people near Karachi’s University’s Confucius Institute overshadows China-Pakistan relations. Three Chinese teachers were killed. China has invested USD…
Russia & CIS

Professor Gerhard Mangott’s Critical Insights into the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Professor Gerhard Mangott gave iGlobenews an exclusive interview to discuss the current Russia-Ukraine war, the possibility of a nuclear escalation, global implications of US/EU…

Culture & Lifestyle

Rich and Poor
Austria

“rich & poor“ („arm & reich“) at Dom Museum Wien

The current exhibition at the Dom Museum Wien “rich & poor” is devoted to the ever-widening gap between the rich and poor. The spectrum…
Weiler, Blumen auf Ockerhuegel
Austria

Max Weiler and the Painting of the Sung Dynasty

Max Weiler is one of the most important Austrian painters of the 20th century. His painting was deeply influenced by the painters of the…
Lumagica Innsbruck
Austria

LUMAGICA: Magical Winter Wonderland in Innsbruck’s Imperial Gardens

During the holiday season LUMAGICA’s magical light display transformed Innsbruck’s historic Hofgarten. The Imperial Gardens’ 600-year history was incorporated into many of the luminous…

Pioneers

Maryam Mirzakhani
MENA

Maryam Mirzakhani: Fields Medal Winner and Pioneer in Mathematics

Mathematics was Maryam Mirzakhani’s passion. In 2014, she became the first and only winner of the prestigious Fields Medal, the ‘Nobel Prize’ of mathematics.…
Amelia Earhart
Pioneers

Amelia Earhart’s Historic Solo Transatlantic Flight: 90th Anniversary

Earhart is best known for setting flying records and championing the inclusion of women in aviation. She became the first female pilot to fly…
Hedy Lamarr
Austria

Hedy Lamarr – Hollywood Star and the ‘Mother of WiFi’

Hedy Lamarr, the glamorous silver screen legend of the 1930s and 1940s, was not just a pretty face - she was a genius and,…

Environment

Orcas
China

Threat to Wild Orcas, Dolphins and Beluga Whales from Marine Theme Park Boom in China

On 7 May 2022 the tenth global annual Empty the Tank Event took place. This movement was inspired by the 2013 US documentary Blackfish.…
Japan v. its neighbors
Environment

Japan v. Its Neighbors: Japan to Release 1.4 Million Tons of Radioactive Fukushima Wastewater into the Pacific

Japan’s controversial decision to release contaminated nuclear wastewater from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean is being opposed by ROK, China and other neighboring countries.…
Farmers for Future
Environment

Will the EU’s CAP Reform Remain Green?

The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is responsible for one-third of the annual EU budget. Member States had previously agreed on a reform focussing…

Education

Austria

Austrian MINTality Foundation Aims to Increase Women in STEM Areas

Therese Niss, initiator and board member of the Austrian MINTality Foundation, gave iGlobenews an exclusive interview and discussed how the foundation she helped create…
Novartis Life Science Campus
Austria

Novartis’ Unique Life Science Campus for Training, Research and Production in Tyrol, Austria

Novartis is a leader in the production of pharmaceuticals. Sandoz, a division of Novartis, is the sole manufacturer of generic antibiotics in the western…
EuroSkills 2021
Austria

EuroSkills 2021: Russia Takes Gold, Austria Silver

At the end of September, Austria held a vocational skills competition EuroSkills 2021 in Schwarzl Leisure Centre in Graz. The three-day event served as…

Economic / Financial

Economic/Financial

Amazon’s War Against Unionization

The JFK8 Amazon warehouse on Staten Island, New York recently became the first officially recognized union at Amazon in the US. How were two…
El Salvador Bitcoin
Economic/Financial

El Salvador’s Bitcoin Experiment and Its Wider Implications

By introducing Bitcoin as its national currency in the fall of 2021, El Salvador has set a global precedent. Six months into this revolutionary…
Economic/Financial

Erdoganomics 101: Less Is More

In efforts to make Turkey’s economy more competitive at home and in export markets, President Erdoğan is devaluing the lira and is practicing unorthodox…