No. 182, April 29, 2021
Hello Revelator readers,
A new book captures some of the heroism and ingenuity that helped protect endangered species as wildfires swept across Australia last year, including a harrowing tale of the fight to save a grove of ancient Wollemi pines.
We’ve made a lot of strides in whale conservation, but these ocean giants still face a number of human-caused dangers — including our own lack of awareness.
Public lands are an important part of slowing climate change. But only if we can turn them from sources of carbon emissions to sinks.
From the archives:
As it gets hotter and drier across the West, researchers say the word drought just doesn’t cut it anymore.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. “The Giant Accounting Problem That Could Hamper the World’s Push to Cut Emissions” (The Washington Post)
2. “Bolsonaro Abandons Enhanced Amazon Commitment Same Day He Makes It” (Mongabay)
3. “Biden’s Fake Burger Ban and the Rising Culture War Over Meat” (Vox)
4. “Nestlé Doesn't Have Valid Rights to Water It's Been Bottling, California Officials Say” (Desert Sun)
5. “It’s Inspiring Hope and Change — But What Is the IUCN’s Green List?” (The Guardian)
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.
How much does it cost to solve a drinking-water crisis? California just found out, and how it did could help other states, too.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.