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Why is the UAE, where solar energy is abundant, about to open four nuclear reactors?

Construction underway at Barakah nuclear power plant in the UAE. IAEA Imagebank/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND

Construction underway at Barakah nuclear power plant in the UAE. IAEA Imagebank/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND Paul Dorfman, UCL The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is building the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant, capable of generating 700 megawatts. During daylight, solar power will provide cheap electricity, and at night the UAE will use stored solar heat to generate electricity. But at the …

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Nile Basin states must build a flexible treaty. Here’s how

The Nile river in Cairo. Grant Faint/Getty Images

The Nile river in Cairo. Grant Faint/Getty Images Mahemud Tekuya, University of the Pacific Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt are a step closer to resolving their disputes over the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The dam – a huge project on one of the River Nile’s main tributaries, the Blue Nile in Ethiopia – is designed to …

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