No. 198, August 19, 2021
Hello Revelator readers,
Yellowstone bison will aid an Alaska community thanks to a long-distance Indigenous collaboration. See how the project is taking root in our new photo essay.
It’s an uphill battle, most days, for activists fighting for a future without fossil fuels. That work is being made infinitely harder by police repression funded by corporations.
Bobcats are widespread across North America, but they still face a number of threats. Here’s what researchers are learning about this highly cryptic animal featured in our latest Species Spotlight.
Pesticides, sewage, mining waste, air pollution and trash — a slew of new books out this month addresses our growing pollution problems and what can be done to tackle them.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. “In a First, U.S. Declares Shortage on Colorado River, Forcing Water Cuts” (The New York Times)
2. “How Legal and Cultural Barriers Keep Indigenous People From Protecting Sacred Spaces Off Tribal Land” (Arizona Republic)
3. “Global Sizzling: July Was Hottest Month on Record, NOAA Says” (AP)
4. “Scientists Urged Wisconsin to Limit Its Wolf Kill. It Didn’t Go Well” (Science)
5. “This Town Is the First in America to Ban New Gas Stations — Is the Tide Turning?” (The Guardian)
The crisis on the Colorado River didn’t happen overnight. The groundwork was laid 100 years ago.
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 seems to be happening so fast. We want to hear from you, so please drop us a line anytime.
What’s the only seabird that forages in the ocean and nests in old-growth forests? We’ll have the answer next week, and a look at emerging science that could help protect it.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.