What are we reading? November 25, 2021

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Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.

 

Timothy Renshaw, managing editor:

From the file of environmental good news, which finds little favour in the 21st century era of end-times and hopelessness, sightings of new life in the Great Barrier Reef. – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/11/24/australia-great-barrier-reef-coral-spawning/

 

Increasing energy efficiency is one of the keys to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and putting more power in the hands of more people, which in turn will raise living standards and improve economic and environmental outcomes for more countries. So here is a simple way to bolster the renewable power grid without having to build more expensive and destructive hydro-electric dams. – Wired

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/retrofitting-dams-green-energy

 

Mark Falkenberg, deputy managing editor:

Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt lays out the evidence that social media is causing serious harm to teenagers, particularly girls, by amplifying anxieties and giving free rein to bullies. – The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/11/facebooks-dangerous-experiment-teen-girls/620767/

 

University of Regina assistant professor of economics Noha Razek makes the case for a cautious transition away from fossil fuels in Canada, with natural gas as a bridge to long-term energy security – MSN

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/money/topstories/as-the-world-moves-away-from-fossil-fuels-canadas-energy-security-may-be-at-risk/ar-AAQBedo