Best of the Year

This week's investigative reporting, analysis and environmental news.
The Revelator
Sonoran Desert National Monument

No. 112, Dec. 26, 2019

Hello Revelator readers,

Before the new year starts, we're taking a few moments to reflect on 2019 — the people we've met, the issues we've covered, and the lessons we're hoping will help shape 2020.

So we rounded up our 12 favorite stories of the year. The list includes some tough stuff, including extinction deniers and lost species. But there were also conservation successes, exciting scientific discoveries and notable interviews.

We also compiled a dozen of the year's most thought-provoking essays and op-eds written by our brilliant contributors, covering everything from endangered species threatened by the border wall to better research to protect primates.

In case you missed it:

2020 is nearly here: Will this be the year the environmental movement carries a "green wave" to the polls? This expert says "yes," but with an important caveat.

What should we cover next?

Our stories rely on insight from experts and readers around the world, so we always welcome your ideas and inside scoops. Drop us a line anytime.

Coming up:

We're hard at work on our next batch of articles and essays to start the new year, including a look at eight noteworthy stories that we'll be following in 2020.

Look for our latest links in next Thursday's newsletter — or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the headlines as they go live.

As always, thank you for reading.

Tara Lohan

Tara Lohan
Deputy Editor, The Revelator


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