No. 225, May 12, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
We have a double dose of stories for you this week.
Stopping environmental crimes — and holding perpetrators accountable — should be a higher priority. To do that, we’ll need more eco-detectives, scientists, whistleblowers — and a political system that supports them.
Marine biologist Judith Weis spent decades studying how pollution affects fishes, crabs and other estuarine animals — including those we eat. She shared her main findings with us.
Learn about the threats facing a critically important stopover for migratory shorebirds in our latest Protect This Place.
How is the oil and gas industry trying to hold public education hostage? Find out in this story, published in conjunction with The Guardian and Covering Climate Now.
As the war in Ukraine rages on, the country’s nuclear reactors (including the notorious Chernobyl) are caught in the crossfire.
The U.S. West faces a housing crisis, with millions of residential units required over the next few years. We can house people and protect the environment at the same time.
From the archives:
Some of the smallest mammals need a large amount of help, recent research has found.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Earth Given 50-50 Chance of Hitting Key Warming Mark by 2026 (AP)
2. The Ocean’s Biggest Garbage Pile Is Full of Floating Life (The New York Times)
3. Known to Be Toxic For a Century, Lead Still Poisons Thousands of Midwestern Kids (NPR)
4. Religious Leaders Urge Banks to Stop Financing Drivers of Climate Change (Reuters)
5. A Story of 90,000 Trees: How Kenya’s Kipsigis Brought a Forest Back to Life (The Guardian)
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’ll look at biodiversity solutions that fight climate change.
Look for our latest links in next Thursday’s newsletter — or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for headlines as they go live.
As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.