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Where the New Container Ships Are Built

Capacities are tight, and for once money is not, so shipowners are ordering new container ships. The shipyards in Asia are happy about the orders. But when the new freighters are seaworthy in a few years, there could be too many ships. “Economy from Above” is a collaboration with LiveEO. …

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Germany’s Most Controversial Highway Is Being Built Here

Each kilometer of this highway expansion costs a three-digit million sum. This makes the A100 in Berlin probably Germany’s most expensive and controversial road. Nevertheless, the expansion is progressing, as our satellite images show. “Economy from above” is a collaboration between WirtschaftsWoche and LiveEO. This is a translation of the …

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This bypass road circumvents an entire country Copy

The Pelješac Bridge was not exactly without controversy: the project was financed by the EU. European construction companies were nevertheless disappointed because the contract was awarded to a Chinese state-owned company. More crucially, a country loses contact with Europe in one fell swoop, satellite images show. “Economy from above” is …

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This bypass road circumvents an entire country

The Pelješac Bridge was not exactly without controversy: the project was financed by the EU. European construction companies were nevertheless disappointed because the contract was awarded to a Chinese state-owned company. More crucially, a country loses contact with Europe in one fell swoop, satellite images show. “Economy from above” is …

Tiny House Cultures in Comparison – Germany, USA, Netherlands

Anyone who wants to build a Tiny House must comply with building regulations – regardless of whether they set up their mini house in the USA, Germany or the Netherlands. But there are some differences between the countries, our satellite images also show. “Economy from above” is a collaboration between …

See Tesla’s Gigafactories in Austin and Berlin Racing for Completion

Tesla’s pace of plant construction in Grünheide, close to Berlin, Germany, is baffling politicians, lobby groups and trade unionists alike. But in Austin, Texas, things are moving even faster, as exclusive satellite images show. “Economy from above” is a collaboration between WirtschaftsWoche and LiveEO. This is a translation of the …

Here, illegal gold mining is destroying the Peruvian rainforest

Small-scale gold mining has destroyed thousands of hectares of tropical forest in Peru in the past. Although this form of mining has since been curbed, new illegal hotspots are still popping up in areas where mining is not authorized. Exclusive satellite images show this. “Economy from above” is a collaboration …

Floods in Germany – How Badly Companies are Affected

German companies are still struggling with the consequences in the affected areas more than a week after the floods. Exclusive satellite images are just now showing how extensive the damage is. “Economy from above” is a collaboration between WirtschaftsWoche and LiveEO. This is a translation of the original article (written …

California Dries Up – Again

California residents are used to water shortages. But the current drought is the worst since the mid-seventies and poses a massive threat to agriculture. Exclusive satellite imagery demonstrates just how much water levels have dropped in California’s major reservoirs and the western United States. “Economy from above” is a collaboration …