No. 256, Oct. 20, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
Turn up the volume! The protest song is alive and well, and we’ve got the word on eight new music projects about climate change and the extinction crisis.
Snails are often forgotten in talks about the extinction crisis — as are most invertebrates. Thom van Dooren wants to change that with his new book about efforts to save endangered snails in Hawai‘i.
Competition or cooperation? Evolution relies on both, as journalist Kristin Ohlson explains in this exclusive excerpt from her new book, Sweet in Tooth and Claw.
From the archives:
Tomorrow is National Reptile Awareness Day, the perfect occasion to celebrate your favorite lizard — and memorialize one we’ve lost.
Subscriber bonus: The Wild 5
Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. 20 Nations at High Risk From Global Warming Might Halt Debt Payments (The New York Times)
2. People With Disabilities Left Out of Climate Planning (AP)
3. Wildfires in U.S. West Fueling Extreme Weather in Other States, Study Finds (The Guardian)
4. Biden Moves One Step Closer to Making Giant Pacific Ocean Wind Turbines a Reality (CNN)
5. Glaciers Are Melting. That’s Sparked a Mineral-Licking Resource War Between Rocky Mountain Goats and Sheep (Colorado Public Radio)
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.
Beavers get some good press for the ways they benefit ecosystems and humans. But does the way we talk about beavers do them a disservice? We’ll look at that tomorrow.
As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.