December 2, 2022

Prince William, Like His Father, Prioritizes the Environment

Britain’s Prince William capped a three-day visit to Boston by meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday, ahead of announcing his Earthshot Prize environmental award winners at a gala event. The Prince of Wales shook hands with Biden and spoke quietly in the winter cold near the water outside of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library and Museum. He also met Caroline Kennedy, the late president’s daughter, and told her that the stories of the Earthshot Prize winners were an inspiration. William once again paid homage to President Kennedy, “the man who inspired our mission,” and said the “game-changing”


Prayers? Bombs? Hawaii History Shows Stopping Lava Not Easy

Prayer. Bombs. Walls. Over the decades, people have tried all of them to stanch the flow of lava from Hawaii’s volcanoes as it lumbered toward roads, homes and infrastructure. Now Mauna Loa — the world’s largest active volcano — is erupting again, and lava is slowly approaching a major thoroughfare connecting the Big Island’s east and west sides. And once more, people are asking if anything can be done to stop or divert the flow. “It comes up every time there’s an eruption and there’s lava heading towards habited areas or highways,” said Scott Rowland, a geologist at the University


THE OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER Prime Minister Robert Abela meets with EESC Employers’ Group

Prime Minister Robert Abela met with a delegation from the European Economic and Social Committee’s (EESC) Employers’ Group at his office in Auberge de Castille. The delegation is visiting Malta to better understand the country’s realities, with a view to have a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities it faces. During the meeting, the Prime Minister addressed key thematic issues of mutual interest including energy, competitiveness, tax policy, and stability and growth.   On energy, the Prime Minister reiterated the importance of protecting businesses and citizens from the impact of the current energy crisis. In this regard, Prime Minister