Russia’s War in Ukraine



Will Russia Use Chemical Weapons in Ukraine? Researchers Evaluate the Risks

Analysts explain why some fear that the Russian military will use chemical weapons—and how the world would know if it did

April 6, 2022 — Davide Castelvecchi and Nature magazine


How Bellingcat Investigators Verified the Brutal Use of Cluster Munitions in Ukraine

Researchers at the investigative collective scour the Internet to expose possible war crimes

March 18, 2022 — Janosch Deeg



Russian Misinformation Seeks to Confound, Not Convince

Rather than take a side, these campaigns create decision paralysis that leads to inaction

March 28, 2022 — David Robert Grimes | Opinion

Climate Change

War in Ukraine and Climate Change Could Combine to Create a Food Crisis

Russia’s invasion is halting the delivery of wheat to areas suffering from drought and other climate impacts

March 16, 2022 — Sara Schonhardt, Benjamin Storrow and E&E News

Fossil Fuels

The U.S. and Europe Are Looking for a Path to Cut Russian Fuel

“Our climate goals may well be another victim of Russia’s aggression,” says Fatih Birol, head of the International Energy Agency

March 24, 2022 — Sara Schonhardt, Scott Waldman and E&E News


How Ukraine Unplugged from Russia and Joined Europe’s Power Grid with Unprecedented Speed

Engineers achieved “a year’s work in two weeks” to safely do so

March 23, 2022 — Anna Blaustein


What to Tell Kids about Ukraine: Recommendations from a Psychologist

Children are worried by Russia’s attack and need explanations about what is going on, a family counselor says

March 2, 2022 — Stella Marie Hombach

Fossil Fuels

The U.S. Will Increase Natural Gas Exports to Europe to Replace Russian Fuel

Biden administration officials are also promising to accelerate the build-out of hydrogen and carbon capture

March 25, 2022 — Sara Schonhardt, Scott Waldman and E&E News

Climate Change

War in Ukraine Does Not Diminish NATO’s Need to Act on Climate, Report Says

Addressing the climate crisis is a crucial aspect of maintaining the security of member states, a former official writes

March 15, 2022 — Daniel Cusick and E&E News

Fossil Fuels

Amid War, Biden Reluctant to Unleash Clean Energy Rhetoric

The U.S. president has not followed Europe’s calls to produce more renewable energy to weaken Russia’s global influence

March 7, 2022 — Adam Aton and E&E News


The Risks of Russian Attacks near Ukraine’s Nuclear Power Plants

Commercial plants have built-in safety systems but aren’t designed with warfare in mind

March 4, 2022 — Andrea Thompson


Russian Capture of Ukraine’s Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Threatens Future Research

Long-standing studies on the effects of radiation exposure to ecosystems have been thrown into uncertainty

March 2, 2022 — Carmel Mothersill and The Conversation US


Russia-Ukraine Conflict Prompted U.S. to Develop Autonomous Drone Swarms, 1,000-Mile Cannon

The U.S. military has new technology on the drawing board in response to warfare trends previously demonstrated in the region

February 14, 2022 — Jason Sherman

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