No. 272, Feb. 9, 2023
Hello Revelator readers,
What killed thousands of migratory birds in 2020? New research points to the climate emergency and weather whiplash — the rapid change between extreme conditions. Researchers warn that more migratory species will face this threat in a quickly warming world.
California condors are still being hurt and killed by lead poisoning decades after it nearly drove them extinct. The problem is particularly dangerous for the sky’s newest condors, being released by the Yurok Tribe in California.
Hydroelectric dams have a reputation for being low carbon, but they’re not emissions-free. Now, for the first time, the United States will include emissions from dams when reporting greenhouse gases to the United Nations. Read our exclusive report.
From the archives:
When children don’t experience enough nature, they can end up being afraid of it. That’s why “biophobia” is such a scary word.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Study: 15 Million People Live Under Threat of Glacial Floods (AP)
2. Judge Backs Federal Approval of Massive Lithium Mine (E&E News)
3. ‘A Century in the Making’: Canada Adds Federal Protection to Indigenous-Declared Marine Refuge (The Narwhal)
4. Grizzly Delisting Back on the Table as Feds Reconsider State Management (WyoFile)
5. Some Corals Are More Heat Resistant Than Thought (Eos)
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We’ll have more on dams in the days ahead, along with a look at environmental justice in Colombia and animal rescuers in Ukraine. Look for links in our next newsletter or visit our site tomorrow for the latest story.
As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.