No. 221, January 27, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
Freshwater mussels are the unsung heroes of many aquatic systems — and across the United States, thousands of dams have put these diverse mollusks at risk. Can removing more dams help save both mussels and ecosystems?
What do we lose when we lose species? As I discussed on a recent episode of The Silent Why — a podcast exploring 101 different types of grief and loss — the extinction crisis is also causing the extinction of experience and empathy. But we can turn that grief into action. Listen to it now.
From the archives:
Big solar projects can come with huge impacts to ecosystems. Researchers are working round the clock to study the implications.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. High Court Drops ‘Earthquake’ on Federal Water Protections (Bloomberg Law)
2. ConocoPhillips’ Plan for Extracting Half-a-Billion Barrels of Crude in Alaska’s Fragile Arctic Presents a Defining Moment for Joe Biden (Inside Climate News)
3. Native American Tribes Reclaim California Redwood Land for Preservation (The Guardian)
4. Could Florida Turn Off the Sun? Advocates Say a Utility-Backed Bill Imperils Rooftop Solar in the Sunshine State (CNN)
5. Horseshoe Crab Harvest Changes Could Affect Threatened Red Knots, Conservation Groups Warn (Delaware News Journal)
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It’s time to reform the chemical industry. We’ll explore why — and how.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.
John R. Platt
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