No. 284, May 4, 2023
Hello Revelator readers,
Over the past six weeks dozens of endangered California condors have fallen ill or died. The cause: highly pathogenic avian flu. Can the iconic birds survive this latest threat?
What does the climate crisis sound like? Scientists are turning to new technologies in the field of bioacoustics for answers.
One of the world’s oldest and rarest trees survives in a secret gorge in Australia. Read all about the Wollemi pine, a “living fossil” being saved from extinction.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Climate Change Is Walloping US Farms. Can This Farm Bill Create Real Solutions? (Civil Eats)
2. Orbiting Methane ‘Speed Cameras’ Are Catching Polluters in the Act (Bloomberg)
3. Bi-State Sage Grouse Considered for Threatened Status, Again (AP)
4. ‘Toxic Trail of Pollution’: States Step Up to Curb the Use of ‘Forever Chemicals’ (The Guardian)
5. On Mauritius, an Invasive Tree Boosts an Endangered Bird but Threatens the Wider Ecosystem (Hakai Magazine)
Share your stories:
Do you live in or near a threatened habitat or community, or have you worked to study or protect endangered wildlife? You’re invited to share your stories in our ongoing features Protect This Place and Species Spotlight.
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.
A new idea in river restoration, a rare crocodile, and elephants getting squeezed — look for all those stories and more in the days ahead.
As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.