No. 260, Nov. 17, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
Frogs and other amphibians depend on external conditions to maintain their internal body temperatures. That’s one reason they’re so vulnerable to climate change. Understanding each amphibian species’ “heat tolerance,” scientists say, could help prevent future extinctions.
A closer look at midterm election results suggests a “green wave” — a growing, if precarious, tilt toward climate as a priority.
Black people like nature — but you wouldn’t know it from looking at outdoor magazines. At least not before Outdoor Afro got started.
From the archives:
Did a misguided attempt to control mosquito populations almost cause a fish species’ extinction?
Subscriber bonus: The Wild 5
Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Weather Disasters Hit 90% of U.S. Counties in Last 11 Years, Report Finds (The Guardian)
2. Inflation’s Next Victim: U.S. Offshore Wind Projects (E&E News)
3. Texas Butterfly Center Makes a Comeback After Right-Wing Attacks (Texas Observer)
4. World Population Hits 8 Billion, Creating Many Challenges (AP)
5. Chimpanzees Show Others Cool Things They See, Researchers Say (BBC)
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We have a lot coming your way in the days ahead, including stories about soil, dams and the Colorado River.
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