No. 254, Oct. 6, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
The growing Rights of Nature movement has already helped protect some key rivers and ecosystems around the world. Could the ocean be next?
How can elections be more sustainable and lead to more environmental action? According to political reform strategist Kaleb Nyquist, instituting approval and ranked choice voting could lead to better policy outcomes.
Do we overuse the word poacher? Killing an endangered species is, of course, a heinous crime, but the language around the act requires a refocus away from colonialization, as I explore in my latest editorial.
From the archives:
Explore more from the Rights of Nature movement.
Subscriber bonus: The Wild 5
Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Australia Announces Plan to Halt Extinction Crisis and Save 110 Species (The Guardian)
2. The Supreme Court Appears Determined to Shrink the Clean Water Act (Vox)
3. Countries Pledged to Slash Methane — But They’re Still Replacing Coal With Natural Gas (Grist)
4. Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers? Study Identifies Air Pollution as a Trigger (Inside Climate News)
5. Once Denied Federal Protection, the Snail Darter Fish Is No Longer Endangered (Yale 3360)
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.
The environment is on the ballot in two key states this November. Also, thousands of camp sites could soon go on the market — can they be preserved from development?
As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.