No. 181, April 22, 2021
Hello Revelator readers,
Hope is often touted as an important ingredient in conservation success. New research has found that it’s vital — but only if it’s the right kind of hope, and only if it’s combined with another key element.
Many experts support “30x30,” a call to protect 30% of Earth’s land and water by 2030. In the United States, achieving that goal may depend on finding ways to conserve private land.
The El Rincon stream frog is in hot water. Find out more about this rare Patagonian amphibian, and efforts to protect it, in our latest Species Spotlight.
A poignant anniversary:
It’s been 11 years now since the start of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, and we’re still learning about the risks of deep-water drilling.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. “Carbon Emissions to Soar in 2021 by Second Highest Rate in History” (The Guardian)
2. “As a Megadrought Persists, New Projections Show a Key Colorado River Reservoir Could Sink to a Record Low Later This Year” (CNN)
3. “Biden Plans to Cut Emissions at Least in Half by 2030” (The Washington Post)
4. “Legislation Aims to Kill 90% of Wolves Roaming Idaho” (AP)
5. “Transmission Road Map Could Help Unlock Renewables” (E&E News)
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 damage is being done behind the scenes, out of the public eye. We want to hear from you, so please drop us a line anytime.
We’ll have a new call to restore public lands, a look at how firefighters saved an endangered Australian species, and a whole lot more.
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.