No. 293, July 13, 2023
Hello Revelator readers,
What persuades people to help protect threatened species and ecosystems? Facts alone won’t do the trick.
The United Kingdom could soon ban trophy-hunting imports. In response, the industry has ramped up efforts to dismiss critics with confusing rhetoric.
Western Montana’s Clark Fork River provides rich habit for fish and wildlife, as well as recreation and economic opportunities for riverside communities. All that is threatened by a legacy polluter.
From the archives:
New solutions are being tested to combat health risks from heat waves, particularly in urban “heat islands.”
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. US Faces Deadly Floods in Northeast and Longer Heatwaves in South and West (The Guardian)
2. UN Debates Deep-Sea Mining as Countries and Companies Now Allowed to Seek Provisional Licenses (AP)
3. Biden’s EV Charger Rollout Has Begun. Will It Deliver on Environmental Justice? (Grist)
4. Against All Odds, the Rare Devils Hole Pupfish Keeps on Swimming (NPR)
5. In Oregon Timber Country, a Town Buys the Surrounding Forests to Confront Climate-Driven Wildfires (Inside Climate News)
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Check back tomorrow to learn about endangered bog buck moths and how can we help protect them.
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