No. 242, June 30, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
The federal government will soon allocate billions of dollars for new energy infrastructure. That could provide a huge opportunity for renewable energy, as well as for equity and racial justice.
Can sanctions — like the ones imposed on Russia this week — help tackle climate change? New research highlights some surprising answers, while proposed legislation would put them into action.
Can state agencies properly ensure the conservation of species in their charge when hunters pay the bills and ranchers determine wildlife policy? That question is playing out right now in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem.
From the archives:
What weighs 600 pounds, has an elephant-like nose and helps to restore forests? It’s the amazing (but endangered) Baird’s tapir.
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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.
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As of press time we’re still waiting for a potentially big Supreme Court decision regarding the EPA, but here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Ukraine War’s Latest Victim? The Fight Against Climate Change. (The New York Times)
2. World Pledged to Cut Methane. Emissions Rising Instead, Study Finds. ( The Washington Post)
3. Wind Farm, Environmentalists Agree on Ways to Protect Whales (AP)
4. California Drought, Bark Beetles Killing the Oldest Trees on Earth. Can They Be Saved? (Los Angeles Times)
5. A Community’s Quest to Document Every Species on Their Island Home (Hakai Magazine)
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.
We have a lot of great stories in the works, including one about an unusual river cleanup effort and another about a much-maligned (but beneficial) animal.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.