"The World’s Moving Closer To Deep-Sea Mining. There Are No Rules."

"With a Canadian company preparing a bid to mine the Pacific Ocean for minerals needed for electric vehicle batteries, an international oversight agency is meeting in Jamaica this month to come up with permitting rules."

Source: E&E News, 07/24/2023

"Cement Warms The Planet. This Green Version Just Got A Key Nod Of Approval."

"Companies are finding more environmentally friendly ways to make cement, which accounts for about a twelfth of global carbon dioxide emissions, making it worse for the climate than flying. Now they have to convince builders that their climate-friendly cement will hold just as well as the conventional stuff."

Source: Washington Post, 07/14/2023
July 14, 2023

AHCJ Webinar: How Journalists Can Put ChatGPT to Good Use

In this Association of Health Care Journalists webinar, Alex Mahadevan, director of the Poynter Institute's MediaWise digital media literacy program, will take ChatGPT for a spin, discuss what he's learned about the new technology and answer your questions. 1:00 p.m. ET.

July 13, 2023

ICFJ Webinar: Threads for Journalists, Mathematics Solutions for Crises

ICFJ's second math webinar features mathematician and AI entrepreneur Dr. África Periáñez, on how math helps solve global crises, plus a discussion on how journalists can use Instagram's new app Threads. At the end of the series, participants are eligible for a USD500 story grant. 10:30am ET.

Topics on the Beat: 

Kerry Skeptical of Oil Firms' Claims That Tech Will Handle Greenhouse Gases

"U.S. climate envoy John Kerry on Tuesday urged the world to be “very skeptical” about claims from oil and gas producers that emerging technology soon will allow people to adequately capture the climate-wrecking fumes emitted by their cars, planes and businesses."

Source: AP, 06/14/2023

"Beyond the Yuck Factor: Cities Turn to ‘Extreme’ Water Recycling"

"San Francisco is at the forefront of a movement to recycle wastewater from commercial buildings, homes, and neighborhoods and use it for toilets and landscaping. This decentralized approach, proponents say, will drive down demand in an era of increasing water scarcity."

Source: YaleE360, 06/14/2023


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