No. 191, July 1, 2021
Hello Revelator readers,
Will drought-struck wildlife refuges in Oregon and California become death traps for millions of birds?
The South also faces dire conditions from climate change. In Miami activists are aiming to make climate resilience more equitable.
Go deeper: We wrapped up June’s best (and worst) environmental news, along with other stories, science and context, in our first Links From the Brink column.
Conditions in the American West no longer qualify simply as “drought.” We need new words to describe what’s happening.
Subscriber bonus: The Wild 5
Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. “Global Warming Cauldron Boils Over in the Northwest in One of the Most Intense Heat Waves on Record Worldwide” (Inside Climate News)
2. “Congress Votes to Reinstate Methane Rules Loosened by Trump” (AP)
3. “Dispossessed, Again: Climate Change Hits Native Americans Especially Hard” (The New York Times)
4. “EU Countries Approve Landmark Climate Change Law” (Reuters)
5. “Canada Announces Big Cuts to Commercial Fishing to Protect Wild Salmon That Washington’s Orcas Eat” (The Seattle Times)
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 damage is being done behind the scenes, out of the public eye. We want to hear from you, so please drop us a line anytime.
Snow leopards take the limelight in our next Species Spotlight.
Look for our latest links in next Thursday’s newsletter — or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for headlines as they go live.
As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.
John R. Platt
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Photo credit: Migratory birds at the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge by Dan Dzurisin (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).