A Clean Energy Conundrum

This week's investigative reporting, analysis and environmental news.
The Revelator
Attean Pond

No. 151, Sept. 24, 2020

Hello Revelator readers,

Is New England's biggest renewable energy project really a win for the climate? Today we launch a two-part series by Tara Lohan examining the role of Canadian hydropower in helping the U.S. Northeast meet its climate goals. Is the plan green enough to be worth the cost?

How fares the divestment movement? It's achieved some important victories, but banks' fossil fuel financing continues full steam ahead. Advocates, however, remain undeterred.

Have you or anyone you know been displaced by the western fires or smoke? Here's how to protect your right to vote.

Another series of fires is raging through the Pantanal, the world's largest tropical wetlands. We mapped the damage.

Dig deeper:

Conservationists celebrated World Rhino Day this week. Check out Daniel Hudon's powerful essay, "Dehorning the Rhino."

Subscriber bonus: The Wild 5

Here are five more stories we're watching this week.

1. Ginsburg Left a Long Environmental Legacy (Politico)

2. Trump Rollbacks Could Add 1.8 Billion Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Over 15 Years: Analysis (The Hill)

3. China Wants to Be Carbon Neutral by 2060. Is That Possible? (Bloomberg News)

4. California Grants Western Joshua Trees Temporary Endangered Species Protections (Los Angeles Times)

5. Five Years After the Historic Sage-Grouse Agreement, Frustration Abounds (Audubon)

What should we cover next?

Our stories rely on insight from experts, frontline activists and readers around the world — especially these days, when so much damage is being done behind the scenes, out of the public eye. We want to hear from you, so please drop us a line anytime.

Coming up:

What bird looks like a small bear with decorative feathers? We'll have the answer (and a whole lot more) soon.

Look for our latest links in next Thursday's newsletter — or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for headlines as they go live.

As always, thank you for reading — and stay safe.

John R. Platt

John R. Platt
Editor, The Revelator

 

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Photo of Attean Pond by Jerry Monkman/National Resources Council of Maine.


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