Sustaining the Last Rivers ; An Oral History of Trump's Bigotry ; and More Picks 8/19

Fracking in US and Canada Linked to Worldwide Atmospheric Methane Spike (Mili)

The author writes, “Levels of methane — the second biggest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide — have spiked in the atmosphere in the past decade. And a study says fracking in North America could be partly to blame. The gas is linked to climate change, as well as ground-level ozone levels that can harm agriculture. It can also trigger a range of health problems.”

Sustaining the Last Rivers (Chris)

From the American Scientist: “The renewable revolution could keep dams off the world’s remaining free-flowing rivers.”

An Oral History of Trump’s Bigotry (Renee)

The authors write, “His racism and intolerance have always been in evidence; only slowly did he begin to understand how to use them to his advantage.”

Media Blackout on Brazil’s Anti-Bolsonaro Protests (Gerry)

The author writes, “While the commercial media distracts us with horror stories about Jair Bolsonaro the killer clown, their corporate advertisers are making billions from the deregulation of pesticides and mining, petroleum and pension fund privatization in Brazil. You have to ask yourself if these newspapers really want Bolsonaro to leave office.” 

Students in Ohio Creek Flee After 7-Foot Crocodile Joins the Party (Reader Steve)

“The author writes, As crocodiles are not native to Ohio, experts suspect someone had it as a pet originally.”