No. 245, July 21, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
Protecting women’s rights and the environment go hand in hand in our latest book column, which includes 20 books about ecofeminism, inclusion, and female leaders and scientists.
Farmed salmon is ... gross. And it presents a significant threat to wild species.
A new international agreement targets wasteful fishing subsidies but, as this op-ed argues, it could go further.
From the archives:
President Biden this week announced several executive orders on climate change, but he needs to do more. Our 2019 essay by legal expert Dan Farber explained what declaring a climate emergency could achieve.
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Do you live in or near a threatened habitat or community, or have you worked to study or protect endangered wildlife? You’re invited to share your stories in our ongoing features, Protect This Place and Species Spotlight.
Subscriber bonus: The Wild 5
Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Threat of Global Extinction May Be Greater Than Previously Thought, Study Finds (The Hill)
2. Wildfires Rage Across Europe As Climate Alarm Sounded (Reuters)
3. ‘Shocking Document’ Spotlights Dire State of Australia’s Environment (Common Dreams)
4. In Sri Lanka, Environmental Policy Failures Helped Fuel a People Power Revolution (Mongabay)
5. Polar Bears Scavenge on Garbage to Cope With Climate Change (Reuters)
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A new “polluters pay” tax will help fund environmental cleanup. Too bad it doesn’t address one of the most polluting industries.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.