No. 227, March 10, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
Species like the ivory-billed woodpecker may be lost to time, but we still have recordings of their melodious songs. As researcher Hannah Hunter writes, “Sounds made by lost species are akin to priceless artworks, like a Rembrandt or a Van Gogh.” They also have an important role: inspiring efforts to protect the species that remain.
As the war in Ukraine rages on, we’ve connected the dots between the invasion, the latest United Nations climate report and the extinction crisis.
Tallahassee, Florida, is known as a “Tree City.” So why is it pushing to allow developers to cut down one of its last intact forests? Find out more in our latest Protect This Place feature.
From the archives:
Let’s sniff out some good news: dogs helping to save endangered species.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. America Can’t Solve Its Gas Price Problem (or Its Russia Problem) With Drilling (Vox)
2. Redlining Means 45 Million Americans Are Breathing Dirtier Air, 50 Years After It Ended (The Washington Post)
3. Amazon Near Tipping Point of Shifting From Rainforest to Savannah, Study Suggests (CNN)
4. Fears for Bees as U.S. Set to Extend Use of Toxic Pesticides That Paralyze Insects (The Guardian)
5. Here Comes the Sun: Wind, Solar Power Account for Record 13% of U.S. Energy in 2021 (USA Today)
What should we cover next?
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We’ll have more on the war, some good solution stories, and a whole lot more in the weeks ahead.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.