Amazon Fire

When the forest burns


Amazonia, Equatorial Africa, Siberia, California... The world's forests are going through a dark period in these troubled times of climate change. And suddenly a new term appears on the scene: we talk about big fires, mega-fires. The forest fires that used to punctuate Mediterranean summers seem small, derisory...

Rare earth mines

Chinese threats to rare earths: Americans are starting to get really worried


The trade war has intensified since Washington raised tariffs on Chinese products in early May. It is now coupled with a technological war: the Trump administration has banned American companies from selling technology to Huawei, the world's second largest smartphone manufacturer, jeopardizing the supply of Chinese products.