U.S. Retreats from Pledge to End Gas Investments

[ad_1] CLIMATEWIRE | Dozens of countries rallied around phasing out fossil fuel financing during global climate negotiations seven months ago. Yesterday, those efforts were weakened by the world’s most powerful economies. The shift illustrates how the fear of losing...

Europe Cancels Joint Moon Missions with Russia

[ad_1] Russia’s moon cooperation plans are yet another space causality of the country’s ongoing attack against Ukraine. In an April 13 statement, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced it was severing cooperative activities with Russia on the upcoming Luna-25, 26...

AI-Influenced Weapons Need Better Regulation

[ad_1] With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as the backdrop, the United Nations recently held a meeting to discuss the use of autonomous weapons systems, commonly referred to as killer robots. These are essentially weapons that are programmed to find a class of targets,...

How Many Nuclear Weapons Exist, and Who Has Them?

[ad_1] Since Russia first invaded Ukraine nearly three weeks ago, the threat of nuclear weapon use has risen. This was made clear on Feb. 27, when Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that his country’s nuclear forces had been placed on “high alert,” the...