"U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid"

"The United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin and a demonstration of how the Trump administration is using new authorities to deploy cybertools more aggressively, current and former government officials said."

Source: NY Times, 06/17/2019

Towing an Iceberg: One Captain’s Plan to Bring Water to 4 Million

"Nicholas Sloane doesn’t mind discomfort. The 56-year-old South African marine-salvage master has survived two helicopter crashes and spent thousands of hours aboard ships that are burning, sinking, breaking apart, or leaking oil, chemicals, or cargo into the ocean. Often, he gets calls in the middle of the night asking him to pack his bags and fly immediately to a disaster zone across the world, anywhere from Yemen to Papua New Guinea. Twice, he’s fought off armed pirates using water cannons, sound cannons, and strobe lights."

Source: Bloomberg, 06/07/2019
June 18, 2019 to June 19, 2019

Grid Edge Innovation Summit 2019

Join Greentech Media in San Diego for two days of data-intensive presentations from the leading grid edge research practice in America and industry-led discussions on how data analytics, AI, DERMS and other smart grid innovations are enhancing grid reliability, optimization and planning.

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August 21, 2019 to August 22, 2019

World Congress on Earth and Environmental Science

The 7th World Congress on Earth and Environmental Science in Singapore will highlight the most recent developments and technologies on earthquakes and tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, global warming, marine sciences, pollution, oceanography, meteorology, hydrology, climate and climatic changes, and more.

June 15, 2019

DEADLINE: UNC Knight-Lenfest Newsroom Initiative

The UNC School of Media and Journalism’s Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media invites applications for the third round of the UNC Knight-Lenfest Newsroom Initiative. The year-long program helps advance digital transformation at local and major metropolitan news organizations across the country at a greatly reduced tiered rate, based on your organization’s total revenue. Apply by Jun 15.

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