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Holiday cheer: The Revelator reveals its favorite solution stories of the year

This year has been especially tough in the “doom scrolling” category. (Courtesy Trout Unlimited)

Hello Revelator readers,

I love this time of year. We finally get a chance to take a breath and reflect on the past 12 months — the highs, the lows, the continuing COVID-ness. Among all that, two bright spots jump out. 

First are all the inspiring people we interviewed. They shared their experiences of fighting for clean water, studying climate change biology, writing their way through extinction grief, and a lot more. Read some of our favorite interviews here.

The second is that despite a lot of bad environmental news these days, we published dozens of stories about what’s working. Below are 12 solution stories that we hope help keep your flame burning in the year ahead.

1. A Nose for Science: Conservation Dogs May Help in Search for Endangered Franklin’s Bumblebee 

2. How Wildlife Rescuers Can Protect Public Health 

3. The Divestment Movement’s Big Month 

4. Fisher Rewilding: How Washington State Is Restoring a Native Carnivore 

5. Stormwater Could Become an Important Water Source — If We Stopped Ignoring It 

6. New Clues to Help Monarch Conservation Efforts

7. Are We Managing Invasive Species Wrong? 

8. The Race to Build Solar Power in the Desert — and Protect Rare Plants and Animals

9. Our Last, Best Chance to Save Atlantic Salmon 

10. Could Property Law Help Achieve ‘Rights of Nature’ for Wild Animals? 

11. Do Species Awareness Days Work? 

12. Scientists Find New Way to Reduce Marine ‘Dead Zones’

Forest Service to demolish 13 more dams in Cleveland National Forest

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Thanks to Steve Kuchenski for passing along this hopeful news from The Revelator. Read the entire post here.

Removing one gigantic dam can have a massive effect on restoring a river ecosystem.

But bringing down more than 80 smaller dams? That can also cause a transformation.

This spring the Forest Service, aided by U.S. Marine Corps members, will blast apart 13 more dams in the Trabuco ranger district inSouthern California’s Cleveland National Forest.

It’s the last phase of a groundbreaking project that began more than five years ago to remove a total of 81 dams from four streams in the mountains of Orange County.