Natural sunlight by day, electric lights by night. Light is something many of us take for granted. LED lamps facilitate urban farming, laser beams could soon bring us high-speed internet while solar lamps are opening up new business opportunities.
Protests grow against Australia’s handling of the bushfire crisis. Leaders refuse to reverse their climate policies. DW’s Ben Fajzullin says politicians are blinded — not by a spreading red haze, but mining fortunes.
Amid an atmosphere of global conflict, the pope has called for peace in his annual Christmas message. The church itself has been plagued by recent scandals and opposition.
The synchronized attacks targeting government-run oil and gas facilities have been carried out by unidentified drones, according to state media. Syria is facing acute energy shortages amid Western sanctions.
South Africa is facing severe electricity crisis, causing power cuts and mine closures. President Cyril Ramaphosa has had to cut short his official visit to Egypt and come home to deal with the problem.
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