No. 207, October 21, 2021
Hello Revelator readers,
Could property law help wildlife? A new legal theory could prevent habitat destruction, says law professor Karen Bradshaw. Here’s how it would work.
Climate change could transform northern peatlands from landscapes that cool the climate to ones that warm it, a new book warns. We have an exclusive excerpt.
Poachers’ snares pose grave threats to greater hog badgers. But more research about the animals’ habitat and conservation programs could help protect these Asian carnivores.
Need to escape into a good book? We compiled a list of 12 environmentally themed novels released so far in 2021 that explore climate change, pollution and the extinction crisis.
From the archives:
Here’s what we know (and don’t know) about how dangerous PFAS “forever chemicals” travel ocean currents and harm wildlife.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. “A Move to Rein in Cancer-Causing ‘Forever Chemicals’ ” (The New York Times)
2. “Africa’s Rare Glaciers Soon to Disappear” (AP)
3. “Factory Farms of Disease: How Industrial Chicken Production Is Breeding the Next Pandemic” (The Guardian)
4. “Russia Allows Methane Leaks at Planet’s Peril” (The Washington Post)
5. “In Search of Haida Gwaii’s Forest-Dwelling Hawk, One of the Most Endangered Species on the Planet” (The Narwhal)
What should we cover next?
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Tomorrow our next Vanishing essay takes readers to the talus slopes of the North Cascades — home of American pikas, who are living on the knife edge of climate change danger.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.