No. 214, Dec. 9, 2021
Hello Revelator readers,
The American West is known for its snow-capped peaks — for now. Those white mountains could soon see years of little to no snow due to climate change, and that spells trouble for ecosystems and people who depend on winter weather for year-round water.
Are wildlife apps that help identify species good for conservation? One naturalist didn’t think so at first, but he’s (mostly) changed his mind. Here’s why.
Listen up: A new podcast called People Over Plastic tells stories by, for and about Black, Indigenous and people of color working for solutions to the plastic pollution crisis.
From the archives:
Alabama’s Mobile River basin, known to some as “America’s Amazon,” has the most aquatic biodiversity in the country — and faces some of the worst threats.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Why Some of Your Favorite Podcasts Are Filled With Oil Company Ads (The Guardian)
2. Biden Administration Moves to Scrap Cadiz Water Pipeline Right-of-Way Permit, Cleared by Trump (Los Angeles Times)
3. Manatees Are Starving in Florida. Wildlife Agencies Are Scrambling to Save Them (NPR)
4. Off West Africa’s Coast, a Sea of Oil Spills Goes Unreported (Mongabay)
5. How Tree Planting Can Seed Climate Resilience in Communities of Color (Energy News Network)
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 can we save sharks from extinction? We’ll have the science on it soon.
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As always, we’re thankful to you for reading. Stay safe and connected.