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Two cheers for Swansea’s tidal lagoon

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Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) comments on UK energy policy, and suggests the new tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay will only be worth the cost if more tidal lagoons are built as well. Read: The Observer

Tunisia: 'State Feminism'

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Professor Henrietta Moore (UCL Institute for Global Prosperity) discusses the status of women in Tunisia, and how its policies and societal norms compare to the rest of the world. Listen: BBC World Service 'The Compass'

How Japan has almost eradicated gun crime

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Professor Henrietta Moore (UCL Institute for Global Prosperity) comments on how Japan doesn't view gun ownership as a civil liberty. Read: BBC News

The Guardian view on New Year resolutions: fitter, happier, more productive

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Professor Michelle Baddeley (UCL Bartlett School of Construction & Project Management) is quoted about how economists view human decision-making, from her latest book. Read: The Guardian

Toshiba share price tumbles

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Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) comments on challenges faced by companies working in nuclear power, after Toshiba's shares plummet following their admission of overpaying for US nuclear power station service company Westinghouse. Listen: BBC World Service 'World Business Report' (from 11 mins)

Near Mexico City, Cable Car Lets Commuters Glide Over Traffic

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Professor Julio Davila (UCL Development Planning Unit) comments on how a cable car is connecting residents of poor neighbourhoods with the economic life of Mexico City. Read: New York Times

Dozens of nuclear blunders ‘ignored’

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Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) comments on concerns that the UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation is too quick to dismiss serious mistakes at power plants and military bases. Read: The Times

How Peru cut its poverty rate in half in ten years

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Professor Henrietta Moore (UCL Institute for Global Prosperity) discusses the relative merits of poverty reduction policies employed by the government of Peru. Listen: BBC World Service 'The Compass'

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