No. 190, June 24, 2021
Hello Revelator readers,
Shark finning has been illegal in U.S. fisheries since 2000, but that doesn’t mean we’re doing all we can to stop the cruel practice. A new bill now in Congress could help close several critical gaps in the rules.
Buffy-headed marmosets need our help, too. The one-pound, miniature monkeys are disappearing, along with the Brazilian rainforests where they live. Read about what two scientists learned studying the critically endangered species in our latest Species Spotlight.
How much difference can one U.S. state make? If it’s California, a lot. The state soon has an opportunity to play an important role in stopping the global biodiversity crisis.
Efforts to remove four dams on the Klamath River took a big leap forward last week. The project is expected to transform the struggling watershed, which is why scientists have been working for years to understand everything in it — from sediment to stoneflies to salmon.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. “The Amount of Heat the Earth Traps Has Doubled in Just 15 Years, Study Shows” (CNN)
2. “New Oilfield in African Wilderness Threatens Lives of 130,000 Elephants” (The Guardian)
3. “U.N. Says Great Barrier Reef Is ‘In Danger.’ Australia Bitterly Disagrees.” (The New York Times)
4. “Maine Becomes First State to Order Public Fossil-Fuel Divestment” (Bloomberg)
5. “Salamanders Have a Secret to Surviving Climate Change” (Vox)
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