International

Getting Out of Paris Takes 4 Years; Getting Back In Takes 30 Days

"While President Trump has vowed to formally withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, sparking international outrage, it doesn’t necessarily mean the end of U.S. involvement forever. A future president could have us back in the agreement in as little as 30 days, legal experts say."

Source: Washington Post, 06/06/2017

"The Wild West of Deep-Sea Mining"

"In the coming years, a new gold rush will begin. Deep beneath the ocean’s waves, from scalding hydrothermal vents to the frigid stretches of the abyssal plain, ocean processes have deposited vast quantities of valuable minerals on the seafloor. Now, the convergence of technological development and political will has placed this ore within reach. But like the gold rushes of old, the deep-sea-mining industry is emerging on the frontiers of society, far from legislatures and law enforcement."

Source: Hakai, 06/05/2017
June 30, 2017

DEADLINE: National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

Enter the competition for a chance to win cash in three categories (Nature, Cities, People) or the grand prize of a 10-day trip for two to the Galápagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions. Deadline: June 30.

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June 15, 2017

DEADLINE: Right Livelihood Reporting Award

With shrinking media budgets around the world, many newsworthy stories on real solutions to global challenges go unreported. The Right Livelihood Award Foundation's new small grant scheme aims to support impartial and high-quality reporting by journalists or final-year journalism students, to put the spotlight on the issues that matter. Deadline: Jun 15, 2017.

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