No. 208, October 28, 2021
Hello Revelator readers,
Meet Filson. He’s a six-year-old Australian cattle dog mix with black-and-tan fur and oversized ears, and he just may be the key to finding the long-lost, endangered Franklin’s bumblebee.
If you care about the planet, you need to fight for voting rights. Find out why in my editorial.
Eeep! Eeep! How would we know we’ve arrived on a mountaintop without the chirp of the American pika? Check out the latest Vanishing essay.
From the archives:
It’s the season of specters, and I’m haunted by the extinction of the ghost cat.
Subscriber bonus: The Wild 5
Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. “World Faces Disastrous 2.7 C Temperature Rise on Current Climate Plans, U.N. Warns” (The Guardian)
2. “Wildlife Agencies to Cancel Trump-Era Endangered Species Rules” (AP)
3. “EPA Finally Has an Action Plan to Improve Water Infrastructure and Sanitation for U.S. Tribes” (Grist)
4. “Hawaii Has a One-Year Deadline to Ditch Coal. Can It Keep the Lights On?” (Canary Media)
5. “Endangered Whale Population Nears 20-Year Low” (The Hill)
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.
How will climate change affect plants and animals, and what’s going on with the divest movement? We’ll have those stories in the days ahead as the world prepares for the COP26 climate conference.
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. Stay safe and connected.
John R. Platt
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