No. 262, Dec. 1, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
A celebrated 1,200 dams have been removed in the United States in the past two decades. And meanwhile Europe has quietly removed 4,000 river barriers. Here’s how its dam-removal movement has taken off.
Can the Colorado River’s water woes be solved? Not until we rethink a century of water subsidies, writes historian Nate Housley.
From the archives:
What does a biodiversity crisis sound like? Nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore examines what we lose as wild songs disappear.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. With Federal Aid on the Table, Utilities Shift to Embrace Climate Goals (The New York Times)
2. Wildlife Conference Boosts Protection for Sharks, Turtles (AP)
3. The Colorado River Compact Turns 100 Years Old. Is It Still Working? (Inside Climate News)
4. U.S. Seeks to Limit Flaring and Methane Leaks From Public Lands Drilling (Reuters)
5. ‘We Need a Breakthrough Deal on Biodiversity’: Can Montreal Summit Deliver for Nature? (The Guardian)
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Researchers urge action to protect Earth’s microbiome.
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