No. 296, August 3, 2023
Hello Revelator readers,
Wildlife conservation efforts in the United States face a funding shortfall of at least $1 billion. Three pending bills could help close that gap.
A timber sale in the Elwha River watershed looms over hiking trails, a nearby city’s water supply, and already-vulnerable salmon and orca populations. Activists say it’s past time to Protect This Place.
Bears, tuna, climate, pollution and eco-horror — don’t miss our latest environmental book reviews.
From the archives:
Tomorrow is International Clouded Leopard Day, so let’s celebrate one of the world’s most beautiful cat species, the Sunda clouded leopard.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. It’s Not Just Hot. Climate Anomalies Are Emerging Around the Globe. (The Washington Post)
2. Study: More Than 900 At-Risk Species Lack International Trade Protections (Mongabay)
3. Feds’ Latest Fuel Efficiency Standards Would Cut 900M Tons of CO2 (Grist)
4. Indonesia Cracks Down on the Scourge of Imported Plastic Waste (Yale Environment 360)
5. The First Generation of Solar Panels Will Wear Out. A Recycling Industry Is Taking Shape (AP)
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Join us next week as we continue our series on saving coral reefs and start a new two-parter on unique, endangered salmon.
As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.