No. 230, March 31, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
Coral reefs face major threats from climate change and other human activities. But scientific research and restoration projects are finding “nuggets of hope,” explains a new book.
Wildlife trafficking can be halted, but only if high-income countries fulfill their enforcement responsibility and support vulnerable communities, say two experts in our latest op-ed.
Outcry over the building of a hydropower dam in a prized area of Tasmanian wilderness led to the creation of the first Green Party 50 years ago. Now a long-running effort to restore the damaged ecosystem is picking up steam.
From the archives:
Forests felled for palm plantations are decimating habitat for Sunda clouded leopards in southeast Asia. But the secretive, tree-loving wild cats may get some help.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. War Shakes Europe Path to Energy Independence, Climate Goals (AP)
2. How Joe Manchin Aided Coal, and Earned Millions (The New York Times)
3. Salmon Travel Deep Into the Pacific. As It Warms, Many ‘Don’t Come Back.’ (The Washington Post)
4. Misinformation Is Derailing Renewable Energy Projects Across the United States (NPR)
5. How Does a Newt Cross the Road? The Teams Trying to End a Nightly Carnage (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.
New research finds that oil development in western Canada’s boreal forests is changing how wolves, caribou, bears and other animals interact.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.