No. 270, Jan. 26, 2023
Hello Revelator readers,
Rekindling the practice of Indigenous-led prescribed fire is helping to restore depleted lands and long-suppressed cultural practices. It’s also an act of climate hope.
Two little-known and rarely studied species of freshwater stingrays — yes, such a thing exists — just gained enhanced international protection, but will it be enough to save them?
From the archives:
You can’t save a species if it doesn’t have a name. But at the same time, science needs to decolonialize the way we name newly described species.
Subscriber bonus: The Wild 5
Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. A Zero Emissions Future Without the Mining Boom (Grist)
2. This Winter’s Rain and Snow Won’t Be Enough to Pull the West Out of Drought (Inside Climate News)
3. Cute, Furry and Key to the Ecosystem: Can Sea Otters Save the U.S. West Coast? (The Guardian)
4. Salt Marsh Microbes Threaten to Reshape the Atmosphere (Hakai Magazine)
5. How Ancient Seeds From the Fertile Crescent Could Help Save Us From Climate Change (NPR)
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.
What do elephant poop and a tiny Tasmanian snail have in common? Find out tomorrow or look for the link in next week’s newsletter.
As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.