A New Climate Threat Landslides

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

No. 152, Oct. 1, 2020

Hello Revelator readers,

Scientists say climate change is likely behind a recent string of massive landslides in Alaska and other parts of the world. These dangerous — and sometimes deadly — events require further study, but here's what we know so far.

The environment is on the ballot this year, with voters facing decisions about statewide issues concerning wildlife, renewable energy and taxing oil companies. These are the states to watch.

A new book, The Forests of California, by naturalist and artist Obi Kaufmann is a unique combination of art and science. It's also an inspiring call to action, no matter where you live.

The reading doesn't end there. Here's our roundup of more than a dozen new books about climate change, the extinction crisis and other environmental problems that can help chart the path ahead.

Dig deeper:

This election Colorado voters will decide whether or not the state should reintroduce gray wolves. Ecologist Joanna Lambert explains the ecological reasons why wolves are needed.

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

1. "Montana Judge Ousts Trump's Temporary Bureau of Land Management Director, Casting Doubt on Range of Decisions" (The Washington Post)

2. "Exxon Touts Carbon Capture as a Climate Fix, But Uses It to Maximize Profit and Keep Oil Flowing" (InsideClimate News)

3. "Barrett as Justice Gives Climate Cases Tougher Path to Court" (Bloomberg Law)

4. "Endangered Pygmy Rabbit Population Halved by Fast-moving Fire" (High Country News)

5. "Starting Gun Fired on Global Hunt for Hundreds of Billions to Fund Nature Protection" (Reuters)

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:

Things aren't going great for bees. We'll take a look at the collection of threats facing these important pollinators, including pesticides, pollution and pathogens.

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.

Tara Lohan

Tara Lohan
Deputy Editor, The Revelator


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Photo of glacial landslide courtesy Ground Truth Trekking.

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