'Essential' But Unprotected

This week's investigative reporting, analysis and environmental news.
The Revelator
Bluefin tuna

No. 142, July 23, 2020

Hello Revelator readers,

Does the United States do a good job protecting its "essential" fish habitats? A new report concludes that our waters "have insufficient protections for a healthy future" — and that the problem has gotten worse under the Trump administration.

Oil and gas pipelines suffered several major setbacks in the past month. What does that mean for the future of the fossil fuel industry?

Ready to rock? A new Swedish death-metal album mourns species we've recently lost and reminds us that we can rage against the Anthropocene. Check out our interview with "eco-slam" musician Peter Hauschulz and preview some of the songs.

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Here are five more stories we're watching this week.  

1. "Major New Climate Study Rules Out Less Severe Global Warming Scenarios" (The Washington Post)

2. "Prosecutors Say Ohio House Leader Helped Pass Energy Bailout in Exchange for $61 Million in Bribes" (The Hill)

3. "Agency Throws Curveball in Largest U.S. Dam Demolition Plan" (AP)  

4. "Global Warming Is Driving Polar Bears Toward Extinction, Researchers Say" (The New York Times)

5. "Could a Detroit Experiment Unleash the Power of Urban Soil?" (Civil Eats)

In case you missed it:

Read our coverage of the Klamath dam-removal project to find out why it's so important to fish populations and entire ecosystems.

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 damage is being done behind the scenes, out of the public eye. We want to hear from you, so please drop us a line anytime.

Coming up:

What's killing endangered caribou? We'll have the story.

Look for our latest links in next Thursday's newsletter — or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for headlines as they go live.

As always, thank you for reading — and stay safe.

John Platt

John R. Platt
Editor, The Revelator

 

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Photo of bluefin tuna courtesy NOAA
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