No. 234, April 28, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
New research finds that we’ve overlooked a significant contributor to methane emissions: dams and reservoirs. That may finally be changing.
Many innovative projects working to solve our most challenging water problems all have a central premise in common: slowing water down. Journalist Erica Gies, author of the new book Water Always Wins, tells us why that’s important.
Rapa Island in French Polynesia is a place of extraordinary biodiversity, with at least 300 endemic species. But it’s severely threatened by invasive introduced species.
From the archives:
Baird’s tapirs are known as the “gardeners of the forest” and provide important ecological roles. But these endangered mammals are losing their habitat to development and climate change.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Parts of the World Are Heading Toward an Insect Apocalypse, Study Suggests (CNN)
2. Why Old-Growth Forests Matter So Much in the Fight Against Climate Change (Mother Jones)
3. Highly Contagious Marine Epidemic Rips Through Caribbean’s Coral Reefs (The Guardian)
4. Olympic Peninsula Glaciers Expected to Disappear in the Next 50 Years (KUOW)
5. Birth of Six Endangered Red Wolves Has Their Advocates Howling for Joy (The Washington Post)
What should we cover next?
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We’ll look at how to protect wildlands and find solutions to housing shortages that plague the West.
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