No. 229, March 24, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
North America’s freshwater mussels face a wide range of threats, making them one of the planet’s most imperiled species groups. We’ve got the rundown on why they deserve better protection.
As the war rages on in Ukraine, the country’s conservation groups have a new mission: humanitarian support.
You don’t need to live right next to an oil well to experience harmful health effects. New research finds that so-called “routine flaring” of methane from oil wells can affect people up to 60 miles away.
From the archives:
Invasive species can cause terrible environmental damage and even extinctions. Could we manage the problem better?
Subscriber bonus: The Wild 5
Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Heatwaves at Both of Earth’s Poles Alarm Climate Scientists (The Guardian)
2. The SEC Wants Companies to Disclose How Climate Change Is Affecting Them (NPR)
3. Not Only Is Lake Powell’s Water Level Plummeting Because of Drought, Its Total Capacity Is Shrinking, Too (CNN)
4. Saving Starving Manatees Will Mean Saving This Crucial Lagoon Habitat (Inside Climate News)
5. Fourth Round of U.N. Talks Fail to Finalize a Treaty to Manage the High Seas (Mongabay)
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 seems to be happening so fast. We want to hear from you, so please drop us a line anytime.
We have lots in the works, including a look at endangered coral reefs and a challenge to better address wildlife trade.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.