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Concerns Over Transparency And Access At Deep-Sea Mining Negotiations

"Delegates of the International Seabed Authority are currently meeting in Kingston, Jamaica, to negotiate a set of rules that would pave the way for a controversial activity: mining the seabed for coveted minerals like manganese, nickel, copper, cobalt and zinc. But scientists and conservationists say there are considerable transparency issues at the meetings that are restricting access to key information and hampering interactions between member states and civil society."

Source: Mongabay, 07/29/2022

"Streaming Service Hulu Is Rejecting Ads About Climate Change"

"The popular streaming service Hulu has been refusing to run ads involving certain topics that the company deems too “controversial,” including abortion rights, gun control and climate change, according to a series of news reports."

Source: Inside Climate News, 07/28/2022

"The Audacious PR Plot That Seeded Doubt About Climate Change"

"Thirty years ago, a bold plan was cooked up to spread doubt and persuade the public that climate change was not a problem. The little-known meeting - between some of America's biggest industrial players and a PR genius - forged a devastatingly successful strategy that endured for years, and the consequences of which are all around us."

Source: BBC News, 07/26/2022

Is Calif. Carbon Capture Play a Climate Solution or a Ruse?

"[As Californians] prepare to finalize a state climate plan that relies on CCS technology, some environmentalists are urging officials to abandon the idea. Instead of helping to wean California off fossil fuels, they say CCS will actually increase oil production."

Source: LA Times, 07/26/2022
August 5, 2022

DEADLINE: Thomas Lovejoy Memorial Press Fellowship

This new United Nations Foundation fellowship will bring selected reporters to the Amazon's longest-running biodiversity research project to examine the effects of climate change firsthand. Journalists from all countries are welcome to apply by Aug 5. Includes transportation, lodging and most meals.

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