No. 225, February 24, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
Mangrove forests protect coastlines from erosion and sea-level rise, but they also serve as habitat for an amazing array of wildlife — including, according to new research, thousands of unique insect species.
Ever hear of a geoduck? These massive mollusks are valued in Asian cuisine, and an industrial plan to cultivate them in Washington state has now put a fragile estuary at risk. Find out more about Burley Lagoon in our latest Protect This Place feature.
From the archives:
Air pollution is an unevenly distributed problem. How it affects you depends on where you live — and that burden falls most often on communities of color.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Dakota Access Pipeline Appeal (The Guardian)
2. Biden Administration Freezes New Oil and Gas Drilling Leases After Court Rules Against Key Climate Tool (CNN)
3. U.N. Pact May Restrict Plastic Production. Big Oil Aims to Stop It (Reuters)
4. Will Exporting Farmed Totoaba Fix the Big Mess Pushing the World’s Most Endangered Porpoise to Extinction? (Hakai Magazine)
5. Mexico’s Top Court Cancels Mining Concessions Near Indigenous Communities (Mongabay)
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.
Will the world finally act on the threat of plastic pollution? We’ll share an idea on how to achieve that tomorrow.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.