No. 224, Feb. 17, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
Trees are on the move in our northernmost forests, and that’s not a good thing, writes journalist Ben Rawlence in his new book The Treeline. We spoke with Rawlence about how climate change is already affecting boreal forests and what it means for the rest of the planet.
In California cattle grazing and invasive grasses threaten blue oaks. Naturalist Obi Kaufmann calls for increased efforts to prevent the collapse of the woodlands and the diverse habitats they support.
To save wildlife, we need to study it. Here’s how researchers are tapping new and developing technologies to help push conservation efforts at a critical time.
From the archives:
Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate explains why environmental justice needs to be at the heart of climate action.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Sea Level to Rise One Foot Along U.S. Coastlines by 2050, Government Report Finds (The Washington Post)
2. DNA Analysis of Elephant Ivory Reveals Trafficking Networks (AP)
3. How Bad Is the Western Drought? Worst in 12 Centuries, Study Finds (The New York Times)
4. Pollution Causing More Deaths Than COVID, Action Needed, Says U.N. Expert (Reuters)
5. Five Things to Know About Gray Wolves Regaining Endangered Species Act Protection (High Country News)
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An estuary on Puget Sound is teeming with life — and one big threat. Check our website tomorrow to find out about it.
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