October 22, 2023

DEADLINE: IWMF Gwen Ifill Mentorship Program

The International Women's Media Foundation invites applications from US-based, women and nonbinary journalists for this annual program. The nine-month fellowship is designed to address the lack of diversity in leadership positions across newsrooms in the U.S. Apply by Oct 22, 2023.

Topics on the Beat: 

"Misinformation Research Is Buckling Under GOP Legal Attacks"

"An escalating campaign, led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and other Republicans, has cast a pall over programs that study political disinformation and the quality of medical information online".

Source: Washington Post, 09/25/2023

Youngstown Council Unanimously Nixes ‘Dangerous’ Tire Pyrolysis Plant

"The Youngstown City Council approved a resolution on Wednesday night opposing an “advanced recycling” plant that would have used a process called pyrolysis to burn old tires to make steam for heating and cooling downtown buildings."

Source: Inside Climate News, 09/25/2023

FERC Recommends Revising Reliability Standards For Extreme Weather

"The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday recommended revising reliability standards for power grid and natural gas infrastructure to avoid issues during extreme weather, as part of findings from a report on winter storm Elliott in 2022."

Source: Reuters, 09/25/2023

Group Of 25 US Governors Promises To Install 20 Million Heat Pumps By 2030

"Buildings, particularly older ones and those with poor energy efficiency, account for 31 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. ... On Thursday, the U.S. Climate Alliance, an association of 25 governors of states accounting for half of the country’s population, announced a major move to reduce those emissions, cut utility bills, and create jobs."

Source: Grist, 09/25/2023

"New Orleans Declares Emergency Over Saltwater Intrusion In Drinking Water"

"The New Orleans mayor, LaToya Cantrell, signed an emergency declaration for the city on Friday amid concerns about saltwater from the the Gulf of Mexico that has been creeping up the drought-hit Mississippi River in Louisiana."

Source: Guardian, 09/25/2023


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