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Indonesian fire fighters extinguish a fire in a land next to residence in Pekanbaru, Riau province on September 13, 2019. The blazes spread smog across Southeast Asia and adding to concerns about the impact on global warming. Adek Berry/AFP

New research reveals that wildfires can influence El Niño

Wildfires are intensifying, yet they’re one of the most poorly understood phenomena on Earth. New research shows that they can disturb both regional and global climate.
The electric car makes it possible to partially decarbonize transportation, but the fate of the batteries after their use remains an open problem. Michael Marais/Flickr

Can electric vehicle batteries be recycled?

Between reuse and recycling, what happens to the batteries of electric vehicles?
United States, Russia, Europe…historical tensions are resurfacing.

United States: the end of an illusion of omnipotence

The United States still sees itself as the world’s one and only superpower… The reality is now quite different: for several years, the country has been undergoing a slow but inevitable decline.
In 2020, desert locus plague of biblical proportions darkened skies over the Horn of Africa. In part it was caused by high rainfall and flooding in areas usually spared by the insect. AFP

How trade regulations may be opening up a new era of sustainable growth in the Global South

Trade regulation by rich countries against pests and disease is gradually making its way into the less developed nations. On top of safer foods, new research shows this could also bring sustainable growth.
The 2019 Tour, marked by the victory of Colombian Egan Bernal, can be classified as a “hard fought” edition. Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Tour de France: analysing what makes cycling’s premier race exciting

Technology is often blamed for “locking down” major bike races and making them predictable. Yet data analysis shows that Tours in the “classic era” weren’t always thrill rides.
French Education and Youth Minister Pap Ndiaye speaks during a press conference following a weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysée Palace in Paris on June 14, 2022. Ludovic Marin/AFP

Appointment of Pap Ndiaye as education minister highlights ‘woke’ debate in France

Considered a pioneer of “Black Studies à la française”, Ndiaye’s appointment comes at a time when issues in race and gender have divided the French political class and public opinion.
A man goes to the polling booth in Le Touquet for the second round of the legislative election on 19 June 2022. Ludovic Marin/AFP

Parliamentary elections shock France’s political order to its core

The results of the second round resulted in a historic record of seats for the RN and an even greater polarisation of political life within the National Assembly itself.
Electron micrograph of monkeypox virus particles isolated in 2003 in the United States from human samples (left, mature, oval viruses; right, immature, round viruses). Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner / CDC / AP

Monkeypox: ‘This is an entirely new spread of the disease’

This is not the first time that the monkeypox virus has spread beyond Africa, its continent of origin. But the current epidemic is unprecedented for a number of reasons.
I arrived in Lublin, Poland, on 15 April. At the airport, I discovered that my backpack had been lost by the airline. Stunned, anxious. I had planned to cross the border the same day. This is the first step of such a journey: to reach the country as soon as possible.

Ukraine diaries: our ethnographic correspondent documents the war

In this series, The Conversation France sends out an ethnographic correspondent to document the war in Ukraine. Here, Romain Huët reflects on what the conflict means for ordinary people and prepares to cross the Ukrainian border.
Punit Paranjpe/AFP

The multiple faces of inequality in India

Preliminary research finds that India’s high growth rate has failed to trickle down to society’s marginalised communities, with caste, gender and background still dictating life chances.

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