No. 277, March 16, 2023
Hello Revelator readers,
“The beaver, like no other species, is our ally in stopping the decline of biodiversity,” the author of a new study told us. Here’s why these ecosystem engineers are so important.
The world’s dams are filling up — but not with water. This sedimentation poses a global problem, experts warn.
Our latest Links From the Brink has the word on an important new treaty, a victory against ag-gag laws, and two new threats to the massive Andean condor.
From the archives:
Would there be a plastic pollution crisis if we had heeded the warnings of researchers in the 1970s?
Subscriber bonus: The Wild 5
Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Biden’s Approval of Willow Project Shows Inconsistency of US’s First ‘Climate President’ (The Guardian)
2. EPA Proposes First Standards to Make Drinking Water Safer From ‘Forever Chemicals’ (CNN)
3. The East Coast Whale Die-Offs: Unraveling the Causes (Yale Environment 360)
4. What Silicon Valley Bank’s Collapse Means for Climate Tech (Bloomberg)
5. Kentucky Bill Would Relax Mine Pollution Protections for Endangered Species (WKMS)
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Is renewable energy still green if it tramples Tribal rights? We’ll have the story tomorrow.
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