New York–based startup Amogy thinks the key to solving this problem lies in harnessing ammonia—one of the world’s most widely shipped chemicals—to power electric tractors, trucks, and even ships.
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1 Our phones are failing to capture the reality of wildfires
Their sophisticated color correction algorithms mean it’s harder to take accurate photos. (Vice)
+ It’s been a terrifying week for New Yorkers. (New Yorker $)
+ But the situation is slowly improving. (NYT $)
+ These apps let you check the air quality where you live. (WSJ $)
2 DeSantis’s campaign shared deepfake images of Trump and Fauci
The line between reality and fiction is getting harder to discern. (NPR)
3 The dam collapse in Ukraine is an ecological disaster
Worst of all, some of the damage it’s caused may be permanent. (Wired $)
+ Satellite images lay bare the scale of the destruction. (NBC)
4 We need more data on AI’s carbon footprint
We could pay a high environmental price for the technology’s rapid growth. (The Guardian)
+ Why we need to do a better job of measuring AI’s carbon footprint. (MIT Technology Review)
+ Labor unions have a new enemy: AI. (WP $)
+ A detector can spot AI-written academic text. (The Register)