No. 184, May 13, 2021
Hello Revelator readers,
Spiders play enormously important ecological roles, but that’s rarely reflected in conservation science or legislation. A new study reveals how badly we’ve ignored arachnids and includes a call to protect them.
To study global change, Dr. Danielle Ignace — who’s a member of the Northwest’s Coeur d’Alene Tribe — has found a way to unify her Native American and Western science identities.
Our latest Species Spotlight shines a light on the velvet scoter, a rapidly disappearing duck.
From the archives:
A recent study identified the top 10 ocean biodiversity hotspots to protect.
Subscriber bonus: The Wild 5
Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. “Biden Administration Approves Nation’s First Major Offshore Wind Farm” (The New York Times)
2. “Forest the Size of France Regrown Worldwide Over 20 Years, Study Finds” (The Guardian)
3. “Facing Rising Temperatures, Miami Appoints Chief Heat Officer” (The Washington Post)
4. “Farms’ Air Pollution Contributes to Almost 18K Deaths in U.S. Annually: Study” (The Hill)
5. “Kenya Starts its First National Wildlife Census” (Reuters)
What should we cover next?
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Visit us tomorrow for a look at 10 new books on wildlife and our relationships with animals. We’re also at work on new articles about fire, waste, rare plants and a whole lot more.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.