Author: JohnValbyNation

The Shipping Industry Sets Sail Toward a Carbon-Free Future

This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Cargo-shipping regulators have struck a historic deal to set their dirty fuel-burning industry on a low-carbon course. On Friday, the International Maritime Organization agreed for the first time to limit greenhouse gas emissions from global shipping. The nonbinding deal marks a critical shift for the…

By JohnValbyNation March 20, 2019 0

Crispr’d Food, Coming Soon to a Supermarket Near You

For years now, the US Department of Agriculture has been flirting with the latest and greatest DNA manipulation technologies. Since 2016, it has given free passes to at least a dozen gene-edited crops, ruling that they fall outside its regulatory purview. But on Wednesday, March 28, the agency made its relationship status official; effective immediately,…

By JohnValbyNation March 20, 2019 0

Marvel's Shang-Chi Movie Just Got a Director

Welcome, once again, to The Monitor, WIRED's column devoted to the pop culture world. What's been happening this week? Well, aside from Captain Marvel's continued dominance, we've got an Oscar-winning documentary landing on Hulu and some good news for Marvel's first Asian American-led movie. Strap in, it’s gonna be a bumpy (but fun!) ride. Marvel's…

By JohnValbyNation March 20, 2019 0