World Bank approves South Africa’s $497m request for Komati power plant’s decommission, repurposing

The World Bank has approved South Africa’s request for a $497 million project to decommission and repurpose the Komati coal-fired power plant using renewables and batteries.   In a statement, the World Bank said the project would also create opportunities for the affected workers and communities.   “This is in line with the government’s efforts […]


Activists Fear for Qatar Workers as World Cup Spotlight Dims

In the face of heavy international criticism, Qatar has enacted a raft of reforms in recent years, including the partial dismantling of a system that tied workers to their employers and enacting a minimum wage — changes praised by the U.N. as well as rights groups. But activists say abuses ranging from unpaid wages to […]


Last Total Lunar Eclipse for Three Years Arrives Tuesday

Better catch the moon’s disappearing act Tuesday — there won’t be another like it for three years. The total lunar eclipse will be visible throughout North America in the predawn hours — the farther west, the better — and across Asia, Australia and the rest of the Pacific after sunset. As an extra treat, Uranus […]