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A crane carrying with melting steel at the blast furnace Schwelgern 2 at ThyssenKrupp steel mill in Duisburg , Germany (December 12, 2014). Patrik Stollarz/AFP

The ‘circularity paradox’ in the European steel industry

Europe recycles 70% of its steel, but much is exported, turning what should be a circular process into a linear one. Instead, materials need to be circularity-ready the moment they're manufactured.
It’s a long way from most places, but it is about to host a bigger battery than the world’s biggest, molten salt solar and pumped hydro generation, and a much bigger steelworks. Shutterstock

Not wiped out. Why Whyalla, of all places, now has a sustainable future

Far from being wiped off the map as was once predicted, Whyalla is coming back in an unlikely way, as potentially Australia's biggest steel producer powered almost entirely by renewable energy.
A furnace at Dalian Special Steel Co. Ltd. in China’s Liaoning province. Reuters

How transshipment may undercut Trump’s tariffs

This speed read explores why it’s hard to stop manufacturers in specific countries from dodging trade barriers by pretending that their goods come from somewhere else.
Bush, seen here in 2006, revoked his steel tariffs less than two years after imposing them in 2002. Reuters/Jason Reed

George W. Bush tried steel tariffs. It didn’t work

President Trump slapped steep tariffs on steel imports, echoing protectionist measures taken by Bush in 2002.
Sparks fly: workers produce steel at a small plant in Shenyang, northeast China. EPA/MARK

Fact Check: is China dumping steel?

Politicians in Europe, the US and the UK have blamed steel industry woes on artificially cheap imports.
Pittsburgh, between its industrial past and a clean, green tech-driven future. Dllu

Pittsburgh: A city of two post-industrial tales

Pittsburgh's post-industrial economic resurgence is promising, a historian of the region writes, but there's a reason President Trump highlighted the area in his speech exiting the Paris climate deal.

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