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 …

43 new airports in four years? In China, that’s possible

Hardly any other country is building new airports as fast as China, satellite images show. In the past four years alone, 43 airports have been built. But the government still sees a need to catch up, especially in smaller cities. “Economy from above” is a collaboration between WirtschaftsWoche and LiveEO. …

Where paradise islands become vacation resorts

The government of the Maldives is renting out more and more uninhabited islands to hotel operators who are building huge luxury resorts there. This is shown by the latest satellite images. So far, there is no end in sight – and dependence on tourism is increasing. “Economy from above” is …

This Chinese port paralyzes shipping worldwide

The port of Yantian in southern China is closed. Dozens of ships are already waiting off the coast, as satellite images show. The consequences could be more serious than the blockade of the Suez Canal. “Economy from above” is a collaboration between WirtschaftsWoche and LiveEO. This is a translation of …

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USA in transition – how Biden wants to achieve the climate goals

U.S. President Joe Biden wants to shake off the shadow of his predecessor in the fight against climate change and is announcing ambitious goals at the digital climate summit. To achieve these, the energy sector must change quickly. The country already took its first steps in recent years, as satellite …