No. 201, September 9, 2021
Hello Revelator readers,
Have you ever wondered where might be a safe place to live as the climate changes? I sure have, and I’ve found out that a lot of other people are wondering the same thing. Here’s what I learned when I tried to find the answer.
Wildlife rehabilitors provide critical emergency services to sick and injured animals. But thanks to a new tool, they can also help reveal larger health threats to wildlife — and people.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. “Climate Change Is the Greatest Threat to Public Health, Top Medical Journals Warn” (NPR)
2. “Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico Is One of More Than 2,000 Reports of Water Pollution After Ida” (The Washington Post)
3. “After a Summer of Disasters, Some Lawmakers See a Chance for Climate Action” (The New York Times)
4. “Animals ‘Shapeshifting’ in Response to Climate Crisis, Research Finds” (The Guardian)
5. “The Severe Weather Event We Routinely Ignore: Poor Air Quality” (The New Republic)
Ida has been another reminder of why we need a more resilient energy system. But it’s not as simple as switching from dirty energy to clean. Shalanda Baker explains why we need to make the energy transition equitable.
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What would a world without hummingbirds be like? Find out tomorrow in the next essay in our Vanishing series.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.