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This Overexploitation Makes the Construction Boom Possible

Sand is the most important raw material for the construction industry. In China and along the Mekong River, waters are being virtually plundered to serve the continent’s construction boom, our satellite images show. “Economy from above” is a collaboration between WirtschaftsWoche and LiveEO. This is a translation of the original …

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Europe’s Lithium Boom Is Sinking Here

Europe needs lithium for the construction of electric cars – but has so far been completely dependent on imports. The EU Commission wants to push ahead with the mining of European deposits. But the projects are stagnating, as satellite images show. “Economy from above” is a collaboration between WirtschaftsWoche and …

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Here Are New Capitals Emerging in Asia

Manila is the most densely populated city in the world, and Jakarta is also drowning – literally. Due to flooding, dirt and traffic chaos, the Philippine and Indonesian governments are parting ways with their previous capitals. A view from space shows how Manila’s successor is emerging. “Economy from above” is …

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First Chinese Aircraft Carrier With Catapult About to Be Launched

The new warship is also said to be based on technology that China has tricked Europe into acquiring. Satellite images now show how the shipyard is installing the centerpiece – the electromagnetic catapults. “Economy from above” is a collaboration between WirtschaftsWoche and LiveEO. This is a translation of the original …

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How Wyoming Could Preserve Its Status as a Top Energy Producer

Wyoming is the land of cowboys, but also of miners. But even the “coal state” of the USA is gradually turning to other types of energy – albeit sometimes reluctantly. Current satellite images show how. “Economy from above” is a collaboration between WirtschaftsWoche and LiveEO. This is a translation of …

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Why Record Traffic Jams Are Forming Outside Ports

Around the world, ports are congested and ships delayed. And just before Christmas, of all times, the situation is getting worse. Satellite images show that billions of dollars worth of gifts are stuck in a traffic jam. And it won’t and won’t go away. “Economy from above” is a collaboration …

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The Bridge to Bring Growth to North Korea

For a long time, the New Yalu Bridge led from China virtually to the middle of nowhere in North Korea. The two countries are now changing that, as satellite images show – and fueling hopes for an economic boom in the region. “Economy from above” is a collaboration between WirtschaftsWoche …