No. 215, Dec. 16, 2021
Hello Revelator readers,
New research finds that one third of sharks and related species are now at risk of extinction. But there are science-based policies that can help save them.
While in lockdown this year, artist Mesa Schumacher took her fans around the world by drawing a new species every day. With number 365 looming, we take a look at her Project Animalia.
Has Big Oil given up the fight? Far from it, write Naomi Oreskes and Jeff Nesbit, who reveal the oil and gas industry’s strategy to keep profiting.
From the archives:
What happens when drought strikes a wildlife refuge that serves a vital role for millions of birds?
Subscriber bonus: The Wild 5
Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Climate Change Has Destabilized the Earth’s Poles, Putting the Rest of the Planet in Peril (The Washington Post)
2. Revealed: Biden Administration Was Not Legally Bound to Auction Gulf Drilling Rights (The Guardian)
3. What We Know, and Don’t, About the Effects of Climate Change on Tornadoes (The New York Times)
4. Border Wall Thwarts Mr. Goodbar, a Mexican Gray Wolf, From Crossing Into Mexico (El Paso Times)
5. Officials Underestimating ‘Forever Chemicals’ Lurking in U.S. Food: Scientists (The Hill)
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.
Tomorrow we discuss an environmental justice issue that’s “made a mockery of our environmental regulations.”
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.
John R. Platt
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