No. 243, July 7, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
The past decade has been a big one for solar, with a 40-fold increase in electricity-generation capacity. But not everything about solar is bright this year. Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and what could help make things better.
Still reeling from recent news? Our latest Links From the Brink column provides some essential reads, context and commentary about pollution, abortion and insurrection.
Pollution in the Tigris River threatens environmental and public health in Iraq. A rapidly growing grassroots effort is hoping to restore the river’s glory.
From the archives:
Consumption of plastic by marine fish has doubled in the past 10 years. A study from 2021 shows what species are most affected and where the risks are greatest.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Environmentalists Condemn Biden Administration’s Offshore Drilling Plan (The Guardian)
2. Are Lightning Bugs Disappearing From Night Skies? Dimming Prospects Face Some Fireflies (USA Today)
3. What to Know About California’s Landmark Plastics Law (The New York Times)
4. ‘Sand Battery’ Could Solve Green Energy’s Big Problem (BBC)
5. New Study Says Decrease in Salmon Threatens Killer Whales (AP)
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