No. 250, Sept. 8, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
Louisiana’s coastline is vanishing into the rapidly rising sea, threatening wildlife, economies and human culture. Could a proposal to divert the Mississippi River help the state regain some of what it’s losing?
What are you reading this month? We’ve got the word on more than a dozen new books about birds, bugs, and our relationships with wildlife.
From the archives:
Yesterday was National Threatened Species Day in Australia, an annual occasion memorializing the death of the last known Tasmanian tiger (also known as the thylacine). Here’s a test: Can you draw a thylacine or other recently extinct species from memory?
Subscriber bonus: The Wild 5
Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. How Pakistan Floods Are Linked to Climate Change (BBC)
2. WarWilding: A New Word to Describe the Startling Effects of Using Nature as a Weapon (The Guardian)
3. Climate Change Is Ravaging the Colorado River. There’s a Model to Avert the Worst. (The New York Times)
4. Unplugged: Why Utilities Are More Likely to Disconnect Black, Latino and Indigenous Households (Grist)
5. For the First Time, Camera Station Documents a Pacific Marten in Olympic National Forest (Earth Island Journal)
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.
In a world of digital databases, sometimes the best information for conservation comes from dusty old books. We’ll explore that soon, along with other important issues.
Look for our latest links in next Thursday’s newsletter — or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for headlines as they go live.
As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.