A drought occurs in one area of the world and its effects are localized, right? Wrong…
- Food prices around the world are up 10% thanks to the U.S. drought. (Grist)
- Liberia’s forests are threatened by shady deals that have handed 25% of its landmass to logging companies. (Scientific American)
- Shell Oil gets the “OK” to begin drilling in sensitive waters off Alaska’s coast. (Washington Post)
- Inspiration for the day: U.S. kids start One More Generation, a campaign to save South Africa’s rhinos. (Mongabay)
- Fifty years ago this month, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring changed the way we viewed the chemical industry’s impact on natural systems. (GreenBiz)
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