No. 246, July 28, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
Myriad species are threatened by climate change. We urgently need to cut greenhouse gas emissions, but there are additional ways to help wildlife. Read our exclusive excerpt from a new book highlighting some of these solutions.
The nonprofit Adventure Scientists taps the skills of outdoor adventurers, who often travel to remote or hard-to-reach places to gather data for scientific studies. For more than a decade, the partnership has helped drive critical conservation research.
A new “polluter pays” tax will help boost funding to clean up hazardous toxic waste sites. But one dirty industry got a pass. That needs to change, says a health advocate.
From the archives:
Neighborhoods that lack green cover are more at risk from heatwaves. It’s possible to close the tree-equity divide.
Share your stories:
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. U.S. to Plant 1 Billion Trees as Climate Change Kills Forests (AP)
2. BLM Lets 1.5 Million Cattle Graze on Federal Land for Almost Nothing, but the Cost to the Climate Could Be High (Inside Climate News)
3. Flooding Could Expose Toxic Soil in City Neighborhoods (Center for Public Integrity)
4. Falling Birds and Dehydrated Hedgehogs: Heatwave Takes its Toll on UK Wildlife (The Guardian)
5. How Fish Poop Might Help Corals Overcome Bleaching (Hakai Magazine)
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.