Shell, Microsoft Join Forces to Cut CO2 Emissions

Shell, Microsoft Join Forces to Cut CO2 Emissions

In order to meet the challenges of energy transition, Microsoft and Royal Dutch Shell have announced a strategic alliance to jointly develop technologies that will help them accelerate achieving their carbon reduction ambitions, while helping customers and other organisations reduce their own emissions.

Lufthansa Εyes Μore Job Cuts, as Monthly Losses Top €500 Mln

Lufthansa Εyes Μore Job Cuts, as Monthly Losses Top €500 Mln

Germany’s flag carrier Lufthansa said Monday it will cut more jobs and put more planes out of service as current losses stand at some €500 million due to the coronavirus crisis. The airline also said it plans to reduce its fleet by 150 planes by 2025. Previously, it announced 22,000 job cuts.

The Way Forward for Turkey

The Way Forward for Turkey

Is there a way out for Turkey? Yes, there is. In the last couple of days Ankara realized it has no options but either to continue with its non-sense rhetoric and drive the country towards dismemberment, or compromise with Europe, the United States and NATO. In this context, Turkey has, with modest pride, watered-down its belligerent attitude towards the European Union

Turkey Triggers the Final Dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire

Turkey Triggers the Final Dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire

Turkey is what is left from the dismembered Ottoman Empire. Since is composed of a variety of tribes and ethnicities, it is susceptible to even further disintegration. Modern Turkey was founded following the abolishment of the last Ottoman Caliphate by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (father of Turks) in 1924.

Bunkering: The Achilles Heel of Shipping

Bunkering: The Achilles Heel of Shipping

Despite its strength and significant role in world trade, the shipping industry is potentially vulnerable to an Achilles Heel where financing its bunker fuel procurement is concerned.Without fuel, a vessel cannot budge. Money to buy it is an issue for small shipping companies hit by new regulations and depressed market conditions, and the conditions are constantly changing.

Kazakhstan to Plant Over 2 Billion Trees Within 5 Years

Kazakhstan to Plant Over 2 Billion Trees Within 5 Years

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has instructed to plant over two billion trees in forests and 15 million trees in settlements within five years. Addressing the Kazakh people on September Tokayev said the parliament is working on a new Environmental Code, which is aimed at solving a number

Saudi Military Leader Forced Out Amid Corruption Probe

Saudi Military Leader Forced Out Amid Corruption Probe

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman sacked two royals and referred them along with four military officers for investigation into corruption at the defence ministry in a royal decree issued on Tuesday. The decree said Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud would be removed as commander of joint forces in the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen,

The New Normal and the Second Cold War

The New Normal and the Second Cold War

Western societies are doubly trapped. The one-way path of no return that they are on, which leads to the New Normal of the now emerging new civilization. The second trap is the new Cold War between the US and China, which will soon evolve into a generalized Cold War between the East and West. This is the Second Cold War in history.

A Critical East Med Crisis

A Critical East Med Crisis

The Eastern Mediterranean and its adjoining regions remain an extremely turbulent and unstable neighborhood and the security environment continues to be “Hobbesian”. The region has evolved into a multi-player security system, as non-western powers have been steadily increasing their presence and influence. Given that it remains a region of critical importance for Europe and the US, it is quite surprising

The Arctic’s Frozen Ground May be a Safe Haven from Earth’s Hazards

The Arctic’s Frozen Ground May be a Safe Haven from Earth’s Hazards

Temperature trends in the sub-Arctic and Arctic have been notably on the rise in recent decades. In fact, in the last half century the overall annual mean Alaska temperatures have increased three to four degrees. As America’s only Arctic state, Alaska may be a proverbial canary in the coal mine for the rest of the United States when looking at the effects of climate variations. Such variations can affect water supplies, available flammable biomass fuels, or introduction of pests thus influencing crop harvests and local environments.

Starvation

Starvation

There is a new social class emerging in, still, few countries of the western world, the class of the “hopeless”. Middle class people who lost their jobs and salaries and spent their savings to manage the first round of the pandemic lockdown. Without job and salary, they lost the ground under their feet and in no time, they became neo-poor.

ENI and ASSTRA Team up Promote Decarbonised Mobility Under EU Green Deal

ENI and ASSTRA Team up Promote Decarbonised Mobility Under EU Green Deal

Italian energy giant ENI and ASSTRA, the national association of local public transport companies in Italy, signed on August 4 a collaboration agreement to implement a series of initiatives and trials to decarbonise transport and reduce the levels of particulates released into the air, using a holistic and technologically neutral approach to identify the appropriate solution for each area of use.

EU Releases €33 mln in Emergency Aid for Beirut Blast

EU Releases €33 mln in Emergency Aid for Beirut Blast

The European Union announced Thursday that it had released €33 million to finance initial emergency aid for Lebanon and mobilised material resources to help relief efforts in Beirut. On Tuesday, a massive explosion killed hundreds and wounded thousands in Beirut, a city still scarred by its civil war three decades ago.