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19 November

Congo rebels advance to outskirts of Goma

Jonny Hogg/Reuters

M23 rebels, led by soldiers mutinying against the DR Congo government, have reached the southern city of Goma after pushing back government troops and facing gunfire from UN peacekeeping helicopters.

Karzai accuses US of violating detainee pact

Al Jazeera

“Afghanistan’s president has accused US forces of continuing to capture and detain Afghans in violation of an agreement signed earlier this year between the two countries.”

No Nation Immune to Climate Change

Anna Yukhananov/Reuters

All nations will suffer the effects of a warmer world, but it is the world’s poorest countries that will be hit hardest by food shortages, rising sea levels, cyclones and drought, the World Bank said in a report on climate change.

Another View: Nuclear Treaties Need Grassley’s Help

Greg Thielmann/Des Moines Register

As the Congress gathers in Washington for its final session of the year, bipartisan cooperation is going to be needed more than ever to address the urgent issues facing the nation. One of its critical priorities should be approving two treaties that help construct barriers to nuclear terrorism.

The Water-Energy Nexus: Utilities

R. Oğuz Çapan/Aol Energy

Water is an essential to human existence and yet our power generation-infrastructure levies huge demands on this increasingly scarce resource. Power plants use considerable amounts of water for cooling, while discharging higher temperature wastewater that can contain contaminants that pollute our water systems and damage local ecosystems in the process.

On Our Flashpoint Blog

ASP Slides on Climate Security Report

Nicholas Cunningham

ASP published its landmark “Climate Security Report” earlier this month. Check out these slideshows based on the report.

ASP Slides on Fusion Energy

Nicholas Cunningham

Fusion energy has the potential to play a large role in America’s energy security over the long-term. Check out these slides for a concise overview of fusion energy

ASP Slides on Critical Energy Choices

Nicholas Cunningham

ASP adapted its “Critical Energy Choices Paper” into a quick and easy slideshow format for reference.

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