No. 239, June 9, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
Wind power is the leading source of renewable energy in the United States, and it’s poised to grow even more as offshore projects surge. But it’s not all smooth sailing ahead.
Can animals aid in their own conservation efforts? Here’s the surprising answer that new research has uncovered.
There’s a lot to celebrate with the Clean Water Act’s 50th birthday this year. But, says a veteran journalist, the Act could also use some important updates to help meet our current environmental challenges.
From the archives:
The high seas are full of biodiversity. Scientists have narrowed down a targeted list of areas where we should focus our protection efforts.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Biden Orders Emergency Steps to Boost U.S. Solar Production (AP)
2. U.S. Proposes Experimental Populations of Endangered Species Outside Historic Habitat (Courthouse News Service)
3. Glyphosate Weedkiller Damages Wild Bee Colonies, Study Reveals (The Guardian)
4. As the Great Salt Lake Dries Up, Utah Faces an ‘Environmental Nuclear Bomb’ (The New York Times)
5. First Nation Reclaims Territory by Declaring Indigenous Protected Area in Canada (Mongabay)
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 seems to be happening so fast. We want to hear from you, so please drop us a line anytime.
We hear a lot about how climate change is affecting our coastlines; a new book looks at what a warming world means for the South’s mountains.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.