No. 177, March 25, 2021
Hello Revelator readers,
It took an unconventional troop of 1960s iconoclasts to rescue whales from the brink of annihilation. That story offers hope for whales facing today’s new threats — and the future of our planet.
Our wild populations of Pacific salmon are on the ropes. New research is helping to bring the problem — and solutions — into focus. Here’s what we know and what more needs to be done.
Time to freshen your reading list. We’ve collected 10 new books out this spring that range from comics to cookbooks and cover issues like climate change, conservation and wildlife trafficking.
From the archives:
Scientists took a deep dive into critical aspects of ocean life to identify the parts of the high seas most worthy of conservation effort. Here are 10 biodiversity hotspots that should be conserved.
Subscriber bonus: The Wild 5
Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. “Infrastructure Plan Seeks to Address Climate and Equality as Well as Roads” (The New York Times)
3. “Climate Fight ‘Is Undermined by Social Media’s Toxic Reports’” (The Guardian)
4. “Thousands Evacuated in Australia’s Worst Floods in Nearly Half a Century” (Reuters)
5. “Endangered California Condor Lays Egg in Tree Burned in Big Sur Fire” (Mercury News)
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.
We’ll explore how coal communities can restore ecosystems degraded by mining and create needed jobs. Plus: news about crabs.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.
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