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Swerving the sin bin

If there’s one thing we have learnt over the past couple of months, it is that society is capable of seismic change pretty much overnight, with surprisingly little fuss. In addition to COVID-enforced adaptations, the rise in the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of George Floyd’s killing shows issues society had apparently placed on the back burner can reignite and become headlines the world over in a matter of days.

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Nornickel's Heat and Power Plant No 3 (HPP-3) in Norilsk, above the Arctic Circle in Russia, from where the spill originated

In a less frenzied news environment, Nornickel's Arctic fuel spill might have found its way onto a few more front pages, especially in the left-leaning media.