No. 196, August 5, 2021
Hello Revelator readers,
We know a lot about how wildfires can affect our physical health. New research shows there are mental health implications, too.
The United States has a long way to go to regain its credibility on the world stage when it comes to environmental issues. Ratifying a handful of major international treaties that are widely supported by other countries would be an important step, experts say.
And find out why Panamanian golden frogs are on the doorstep of extinction in our latest Species Spotlight.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. “Amid Summer of Fire and Floods, a Moment of Truth for Climate Action” (The Washington Post)
2. “Democrats Seek $500 Billion in Climate Damages From Big Polluting Companies” (The New York Times)
3. “Baked Barnacles, Scorched Cherries: The Disastrous Impact of Heatwaves on Plants and Animals” (The Guardian)
4. “Just 5 Percent of Electric Plants Responsible for 73 Percent of Power Sector Emissions” (Yale Environment 360)
5. “Washington’s Orca Whale Pods Receive New Federal Habitat Protection” (Seattle P-I)
What does a biodiversity crisis sound like? I talked to writer Kathleen Dean Moore about documenting the unsettling silence.
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 does an ice storm in Texas have to do with coral bleaching in Australia? Find out tomorrow in the next installment of our Vanishing essay series.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.