No. 263, Dec. 8, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
Many species depend on wildfire-killed trees, making them some of the most important structures in a forest. So why are they still being logged?
Tackling the biodiversity crisis may mean starting small — very small. That starts with protecting the soil.
Rampant illegal trade is pushing the blue tree monitor lizard toward extinction. Our latest commentary offers steps that can help save it.
From the archives:
What does the extinction crisis sound like? In the mountains, it’s the vanishing “Eeeep” of the American pika.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. ‘We Are at War With Nature’: UN Environment Chief Warns of Biodiversity Apocalypse (The Guardian)
2. EPA Proposes Restrictions to Block Proposed Alaska Mine (AP)
3. Renewables to Overtake Coal and Become World’s Biggest Source of Electricity Generation by 2025, IEA Says (CNBC)
4. Park Rangers Are Using Silent E-Bikes to Catch Poachers (Wired)
5. A Town in Washington Takes a Step Toward Recognizing the Rights of Southern Resident Orcas (Inside Climate News)
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.
Have you heard the good news about songbirds, whales and bears? Come back tomorrow for the scoop.
Look for our latest links in next Thursday’s newsletter — or visit our homepage for headlines as they go live.
As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.