No. 271, Feb. 2, 2023
Hello Revelator readers,
Rewilding efforts don’t always have to be large or confined to the countryside. Urban “microrewilding” projects are showing that streets, homes and skyscrapers can boost biodiversity.
The Jellico Mountains host some of the highest tree- and aquatic-species diversity in the United States. But a proposed 10,000-acre logging project threatens the forest’s endangered species, recreation and nearby communities, two activists explain in our latest Protect This Place.
Elephants can help fight climate change. That’s just one of the news stories we highlighted in our monthly Links From The Brink, which also contains updates on species that have been rediscovered, light pollution, and the right wing’s electric vehicles backlash.
From the archives:
Saltwater wetlands protect communities from rising seas, sequester carbon, and provide wildlife habitat. But without our help, these critical ecosystems will be lost in just a few decades.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Biden Administration Blocks Controversial Mine to Protect Major Salmon Fishery (The Hill)
2. U.S. Renewable Energy Farms Outstrip 99% of Coal Plants Economically – Study (The Guardian)
3. California Is Lone Holdout in Colorado River Cuts Proposal (AP)
4. ‘Rarest of the Rare’: B.C.’s Newest Conservancy Protects Globally Imperiled Rainforest (The Narwhal)
5. GHGSat: Commercial Satellite Will See CO2 Super-Emitters (BBC)
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Check back tomorrow to learn the new way the United States is reporting greenhouse gas emissions.
As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.