Now on Store Shelves: Breakthrough Journal Releases 2022 Spring Issue “Climate Geopolitics”

Berkeley, CA, May 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For the first time in its decade-long history, the Breakthrough Journal has received a makeover and is now on US and global shelves, including in Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. The new issue, “Climate Geopolitics,” focuses on how global climate action efforts often divorce geopolitical problems from their historical contexts in order to make them fit within the framework of climate change.

The Breakthrough Journal is the Breakthrough Institute‘s quarterly magazine delivering pragmatic opinion and analysis, grounded in the belief that even our most wicked environmental problems have technological solutions.

Now on shelves in the US, Canada, Europe, and Middle East.
Look for it at Barnes & Noble and other magazine retailers.

Click here for the online edition.

The issue includes 7 essays, 3 responses, and one board game review. Authors include:

  • Ted Nordhaus, Breakthrough’s Founder, and Executive Director;
  • Nils Gilman, VP of Programs at the Berggruen Institute;
  • Vijaya Ramachandran, Director for Energy and Development at Breakthrough;
  • Arthur Baker Associate Director at the University of Chicago’s Development Innovation Lab;
  • Yaqiu Wang, Senior China Researcher at Human Rights Watch;
  • And more!

Sneak peak at this issue’s incisive commentary:

Breakthrough executive director Ted Nordhaus opens the issue with “Am I the Mass Murderer?” a searing look at efforts to discredit all but the most apocalyptic visions of the planet’s future. It is far better, he urges, to understand the possible consequences of climate change as a race between two trends: The planet is warming, yes, but greater societal wealth is also increasing our resilience against the very changes warming will bring. The choice, he concludes, is not between survival and extinction, but “rather between marginally better and worse futures—futures that will be shaped by a kaleidoscope of forces, most of them having not so much to do with climate change.”

In “The Guns of Warming,” Berggruen Institute’s Nils Gilman explores the genesis of the idea that climate change will have serious national security implications—an effort, he writes, led by security analysts looking to get the government to take warming seriously. “As time has gone by,” though, “that strategy has become more and more dubious.” Rather than “motivating a Great War on Climate Change,” he argues, “the defense establishment’s focus on climate-related security challenges has instead served as little more than a justification for enriching the military-industrial complex” in support of the same old goals it always had.

In “Beijing’s Green Fist,” Human Rights Watch’s Yaiqu Wang notes that because of the scale of Chinese emissions, many are desperate for China’s cooperation and have applauded its bold commitments to reach carbon neutrality by 2060. Before people “get giddy about working with Chinese authorities on climate change,” Wang warns, “they should have a better understanding of the work Chinese authorities actually intend to do, and the human rights abuses built into it.” From recording devices in trash can lids to forced labor in Xinjiang, “it is increasingly clear that the Chinese government has been exploiting environmental causes to consolidate political control and expand its power at the expense of human rights.”

In “Let Them Eat Carbon,” BTI’s Vijaya Ramachandran and University of Chicago’s Arthur Baker find that the World Bank and others are increasingly bowing to pressure to ban loans to the least developed countries for fossil fuels. That makes little sense, though, as either a development strategy or a way to combat climate change, they write in “Let Them Eat Carbon.” “Pressuring low- and lower-middle-income countries to replace plans for gas power with solar or wind energy will have limited climate benefits,” since “those countries’ emissions are drops in the bucket.” Meanwhile, “reducing poverty is not feasible without access to cheap and reliable energy,” and that energy won’t come without investment in existing energy infrastructure.

From the executive editor, Kathryn Salam:

Before I came on as editor of the Breakthrough Journal, I spent years in foreign policy journalism. From that perch, covering the climate always presented a challenge. It was clear that it was important to do, but how to do so both responsibly and in a way that would attract eyeballs was less straightforward.

The stories that did the best were routinely the ones that flouted my sense of best practices. They catastrophized, they decontextualized, they treated climate change as divorced from the big international relations concepts—sovereignty, realpolitik, self-interest—that were more rigorously applied to other topics in global affairs.

In turn, climate became less a subject to examine through existing frameworks and more a framework into which every other topic might be jammed. Coverage looked to the implications of global warming for conflict, democracy, development, international cooperation, and the like, rather than what geopolitics, for example, might mean for dealing with the climate.

I think that’s unhelpful—or at the very least, inadequate. And I hope the pieces collected in this issue offer a corrective.

From security, to development, to human rights, and beyond, these essays show how a big issue in geopolitics came to be wrapped in a climate coating, why that’s harmful to international progress and the climate, and what a more serious approach to both might look like.


Sean Trambley
Breakthrough Institute

Kathryn Salam
Breakthrough Institute

Sweegen Wins Stevia Reb M Patent Lawsuit Against PureCircle

Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., May 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sweegen, the global pioneer in wellness ingredient technologies and innovations, announced its victory against PureCircle in a stevia Rebaudioside M (Reb M) patent lawsuit.

“Today’s judgment vindicates Sweegen and affirms the company’s position as an industry leader in innovative sweetener solutions,” said Steven Chen, CEO of Sweegen.

PureCircle, acquired by Ingredion in 2020, had filed the 2018 lawsuit against Sweegen in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, accusing Sweegen of infringing two PureCircle patents covering the manufacture of Reb M.

The legal tide turned on PureCircle when Sweegen obtained a summary judgment that both of PureCircle’s asserted patents are invalid. Since it is impossible to infringe an invalid patent, the court’s invalidation of the asserted patents ends the infringement case against Sweegen at the U.S. District Court.

“As a holder of core proprietary technologies of wellness ingredients, Sweegen vigorously guards its intellectual property rights and respects those of others,” said Chen. “We have always maintained that PureCircle’s patents were invalid and its case against Sweegen spurious.”

Sweegen is the primary producer of the highly sought-after non-GMO Reb M originating from the stevia leaf, made with a proprietary clean bioconversion method.

The case is PureCircle USA Inc., et al. v. Sweegen, Inc., et al., case number 8:18-CV-01679-JVS-JDE, in the United States District Court, Central District of California, Southern Division.

About Sweegen
Sweegen provides sweet taste solutions for food and beverage manufacturers around the world.

We are on a mission to reduce the sugar and artificial sweeteners in our global diet. Partnering with customers, we create delicious zero-sugar products that consumers love. With the best modern sweeteners in our portfolio, such as Bestevia® Rebs B, D, E, I, M, and N, and brazzein, along with our deep knowledge of flavor modulators and texturants, Sweegen delivers market-leading solutions that customers want, and consumers prefer. Well. Into the Future.

For more information, please contact and visit Sweegen’s website,


Ana Arakelian, Head of Public Relations and Communications

European Post-production House Selects Infortrend Scale-out NAS for Performance, Efficient Management, and Storage Flexibility

TAIPEI, May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ —  Infortrend® Technology, Inc. (TWSE: 2495), an industry-leading enterprise storage provider, helped optimize the post-production NAS storage capability of a creative production company in Europe with EonStor CS scale-out NAS. The Infortrend NAS solution maximizes storage capacity, provides ease of management, and offers flexible storage expansion to boost its post-production productivity.

A creative post-production house in Europe that specializes in creative commercials, post-production editing, and animation as their unique touch, have storage matters that need to be resolved. They have been the winner of the world’s most recognizable international advertising awards, the Clio Awards, and have a client list that includes world-renowned brands such as Coca-Cola, Nike, Riot Games, etc. However, the exploding data volume have left them with issues of storage performance and capacity.

The studio has been utilizing three NAS storage systems for special effects and non-linear editing, as well as file sharing, backup, and archive. Their major challenge is that the data is stored in three independent volumes, making them difficult to efficiently utilize the storage capacities and required manual maintenance to organize data to corresponding NAS systems. Therefore, the customer wishes to replace their storage system with a single volume solution to save management effort while offering dynamic expandability.

To meet their requirements, Infortrend offered five of their EonStor CS3024 scale-out NAS solutions. The multi-node scale-out NAS architecture provides a single volume for ease of management and expansion. The system can be further expanded by scaling out up to 144 nodes, and scaling up to 84 hard drives per node, reaching approximately 100PB of storage capacity to keep the ever-increasing projects.

The standout performance of EonStor CS3024 is HDD-based and cost-effective for 4K video editing, the 5-node cluster can support up to 34 layers of simultaneous playback without stuttering. With four SSDs integrated into each node as cache, it offers lower latency and boosts read/ write performances. Additionally, the solution provides a complete data protection design including RAID and Erasure Code to avoid data loss caused by disk or node failures.

“EonStor CS has all the prerequisites a post-production house needs with its performance, flexible expandability, and a variety of data protection mechanisms for that extra peace of mind to create and edit with ease,” said Frank Lee, Senior Director of Product Planning at Infortrend.

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Infortrend (TWSE: 2495) has been developing and manufacturing storage solutions since 1993. With a strong emphasis on in-house design, testing, and manufacturing, Infortrend storage delivers performance and scalability with the latest standards, user friendly data services, personal after-sales support, and unrivaled value. For more information, please visit

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‫تختار دار مرحلة ما بعد الإنتاج الأوروبية وحدات التخزين المتصلة بالشبكة (NAS) لمقياس Infortrend للأداء والإدارة الفعالة ومرونة التخزين

تايبيه، 24 مايو 2022 / PRNewswire / —    Infortrend® Technology, Inc.   (TWSE: 2495) ، وهي شركة رائدة في مجال تخزين الشركات، ساعدت في تحسين قدرة التخزين بعد إنتاج NAS لشركة إنتاج إبداعية في أوروبا مع EonStor CS خارج NAS . يعمل حل Infortrend NAS على تعظيم سعة التخزين، ويوفر سهولة الإدارة، ويوفر توسعة تخزين مرنة لتعزيز إنتاجية ما بعد الإنتاج.

يوجد دار إبداعية لمرحلة ما بعد الإنتاج في أوروبا متخصصة في الإعلانات الإبداعية، وتحرير ما بعد الإنتاج، والرسوم المتحركة باعتبارها لمسة فريدة من نوعها، ولديها أمور تخزين تحتاج إلى حل. كفائزة بجوائز الإعلانات العالمية الأكثر شهرة في العالم، وجوائز كليو، وبقائمة العملاء التي تشمل العلامات التجارية ذات الشهرة العالمية مثل كوكا كولا ونايك و Riot Games ، وما إلى ذلك، فإن حجم بياناتها المتفجر قد تركها مع مشاكل في أداء التخزين والسعة.

يستخدم الاستوديو ثلاثة أنظمة تخزين NAS للمؤثرات الخاصة والتحرير غير الخطي، بالإضافة إلى مشاركة الملفات والنسخ الاحتياطي والأرشيف. ويتمثل التحدي الرئيسي الذي يواجههم في تخزين البيانات في ثلاثة مجلدات مستقلة، مما يجعلها صعبة الاستخدام الفعال لقدرات التخزين والصيانة اليدوية المطلوبة لتنظيم البيانات إلى أنظمة ناس المقابلة. لذلك، يرغب العميل في استبدال نظام التخزين الخاص به بحل وحدة تخزين واحدة لتوفير جهد الإدارة مع توفير إمكانية التوسع الديناميكي.

 لتلبية متطلباتهم، قدمت Infortrend خمسة من حلول EonStor CS 3024 الخاصة بهم. توفر بنية NAS متعددة العقد حجمًا واحدًا لتسهيل الإدارة والتوسع. يمكن أيضًا توسيع النظام من خلال توسيع ما يصل إلى 144 عقدة، وتوسيع ما يصل إلى 84 محرك أقراص ثابت لكل عقدة، لتصل إلى حوالي 100 رطل من سعة التخزين للحفاظ على المشاريع المتزايدة باستمرار.

 يعتمد الأداء المتميز لـ EonStor CS 3024 على محرك الأقراص الصلبة وفعالية التكلفة لتحرير الفيديو بدقة 4K ، ويمكن أن تدعم المجموعة المكونة من 5 عقد ما يصل إلى 34 طبقة من التشغيل المتزامن دون التأتأة. مع أربعة محركات أقراص صلبة الحالة مدمجة في كل عقدة كذاكرة تخزين مؤقت، فإنه يوفر زمن وصول أقل ويعزز أداء القراءة/ الكتابة. بالإضافة إلى ذلك، يوفر الحل تصميمًا كاملاً لحماية البيانات بما في ذلك RAID و Erasure Code لتجنب فقدان البيانات الناتج عن فشل القرص أو العقدة.

قال فرانك لي، المدير الأول لتخطيط المنتجات في Infortrend : “لدى EonStor CS جميع المتطلبات الأساسية ما بعد الإنتاج التي يحتاجها أداء البيت، وقابليته للتوسع المرن، ومجموعة متنوعة من آليات حماية البيانات لراحة البال الإضافية لإنشاءها وتحريرها بسهولة “.

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عن شركة Infortrend

شركة Infortrend (رمز التداول في بورصة تايوان: 2495) هي شركة متخصّصة في تطوير حلول تخزين البيانات وتصنيع أجهزتها منذ عام 1993. وبفضل اهتمامها الكبير بتطوير عملياتها الداخلية للتصميم والاختبار والتصنيع، تمكّنت الشركة من توفير حلول تخزين متميّزة ومطابقة لأحدث المعايير وتتمتع بأداء قوي وقابلية للتوسع، إضافة إلى ذلك توفر الشركة لعملائها خدمات لتسهيل استخدام البيانات، وخدمات دعم مخصّصة في مرحلة ما بعد البيع. لمزيد من المعلومات عن شركة Infortrend ؛ يُرجى زيارة موقعها الإلكتروني:

® Infortrend و® EonStor هما علامتان تجاريتان أو علامتان تجاريتان مسجلتان لشركة Infortrend Technology ؛ أمّا العلامات التجارية الأخرى فهي علامات تجارية مملوكة لأصحابها.

LeddarTech Announces the Sensor Fusion and Perception Development Center Grand Opening in Tel Aviv, Israel, on June 9, 2022

QUEBEC and TEL AVIV, Israel, May 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, a global leader in providing the most flexible, robust and accurate ADAS and AD sensing technology, is pleased to announce the official grand opening of LeddarTech’s Sensor Fusion and Perception Development Center in Tel Aviv, Israel, June 9 at 3:00 p.m. (IST).

The event will be hosted by Charles Boulanger, CEO of LeddarTech and Ronny Cohen, Vice-President and General Manager of ADAS and AD Sensor Fusion and Perception. In addition to welcoming guests and dignitaries to the center, this event is also a celebration of our highly skilled and professional engineers and their contributions to our technology development.

The event will be operated in a casual mixer style with food, drinks and giveaways. There will also be a guest speaker presentation from Dr. Ami Appelbaum, Chairman of the Innovation Authority and Chief Scientist at the Ministry of Economy and Industry in Israel, who will discuss “Smart Mobility – Israel’s Potential, Opportunities and Risks.” In addition, guests will have the opportunity to meet the team, network and view demonstrations of the LeddarVision™ sensor fusion and perception platform. This platform enables Level 2-5 ADAS and AD on-road and off-road vehicles. LeddarVision combines AI and computer vision technologies and deep neural networks with computational efficiency to scale up the performance of ADAS/AD sensors and hardware essential for planning the driving path while providing safer autonomous driving with better detection.

“I am very proud to host this event in Israel,” stated Mr. Charles Boulanger, CEO of LeddarTech. “Our team in Israel, supported by our R&D facilities in Quebec and Ontario, has done an extraordinary job developing groundbreaking raw data fusion and perception technology.” Mr. Boulanger continued: “The Sensor Fusion and Perception Development Center in Tel Aviv marks a real achievement for LeddarTech as we continue to expand and engage with some of the best talent in the world,” Mr. Boulanger concluded.

About LeddarTech

Founded in 2007, LeddarTech is a comprehensive end-to-end environmental sensing company that enables customers to solve critical sensing, fusion and perception challenges across the entire value chain. LeddarTech provides cost-effective perception solutions scalable from Level 2 ADAS to Level 5 full autonomy with LeddarVision™, a raw-data sensor fusion and perception platform that generates a comprehensive 3D environmental model from a variety of sensor types and configurations. LeddarTech also supports LiDAR manufacturers and Tier 1-2 automotive suppliers with key technology building blocks such as LeddarSteer™ digital beam steering and the LeddarEngine™, which is built on LeddarTech’s Leddar™ technology employing patented signal acquisition and processing techniques to generate a richer and cleaner return signal at a lower cost. The LeddarEngine comprises a highly integrated, scalable LiDAR SoC and software combination that enables LiDAR developers and Tier 1-2 automotive suppliers to design their LiDAR solutions. The company is responsible for several innovations in cutting-edge automotive and mobility remote-sensing applications, with over 120 patented technologies (granted or pending) enhancing ADAS and autonomous driving capabilities.

Additional information about LeddarTech is accessible at and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Daniel Aitken, Vice-President, Global Marketing, Communications and Investor Relations, LeddarTech Inc.
Tel.: + 1-418-653-9000 ext. 232

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ROSEN, A LEADING LAW FIRM, Encourages Embark Technology, Inc. f/k/a Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. II Investors with Losses to Secure Counsel Before Important May 31 Deadline in Securities Class Action – EMBK, EMBKW, NGAB, NGAB.U, NGAB.WS

NEW YORK, May 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Embark Technology, Inc. f/k/a Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. II (NASDAQ: EMBK, EMBKW, NGAB, NGAB.U, NGAB.WS) between January 12, 2021 and January 5, 2022, inclusive (the “Class Period”), of the important May 31, 2022 lead plaintiff deadline.

SO WHAT: If you purchased Embark securities during the Class Period you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the Embark class action, go to or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email or for information on the class action. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than May 31, 2022. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.

WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience, resources or any meaningful peer recognition. Many of these firms do not actually handle securities class actions, but are merely middlemen that refer clients or partner with law firms that actually litigate the cases. Be wise in selecting counsel. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020, founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

DETAILS OF THE CASE: According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Embark had performed inadequate due diligence into Embark Trucks Inc. (“Legacy Embark”); (2) Legacy Embark and the Company, following the November 2021 merger of Legacy Embark and Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. II (the “Business Combination”), held no patents and an insignificant number of test trucks; (3) accordingly, Embark had overstated its operational and technological capabilities; (4) as a result of all the foregoing, Embark had overstated the business and financial prospects of the Company post-Business Combination; and (5) as a result, defendants’ public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

To join the Embark class action, go to or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email or for information on the class action.

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