No. 216, Dec. 23, 2021
Hello Revelator readers,
I love this time of year. We finally get a chance to take a breath and reflect on the past 12 months — the highs, the lows, the continuing COVID-ness. Among all that, two bright spots jump out.
First are all the inspiring people we interviewed. They shared their experiences of fighting for clean water, studying climate change biology, writing their way through extinction grief, and a lot more. Read some of our favorite interviews here.
The second is that despite a lot of bad environmental news these days, we published dozens of stories about what’s working. Below are 12 solution stories that we hope help keep your flame burning in the year ahead.
1. A Nose for Science: Conservation Dogs May Help in Search for Endangered Franklin’s Bumblebee
2. How Wildlife Rescuers Can Protect Public Health
3. The Divestment Movement’s Big Month
4. Fisher Rewilding: How Washington State Is Restoring a Native Carnivore
5. Stormwater Could Become an Important Water Source — If We Stopped Ignoring It
6. New Clues to Help Monarch Conservation Efforts
7. Are We Managing Invasive Species Wrong?
8. The Race to Build Solar Power in the Desert — and Protect Rare Plants and Animals
9. Our Last, Best Chance to Save Atlantic Salmon
10. Could Property Law Help Achieve ‘Rights of Nature’ for Wild Animals?
11. Do Species Awareness Days Work?
12. Scientists Find New Way to Reduce Marine ‘Dead Zones’
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.
It’s hard work to pick favorites, but we rounded up a list of some of the top critters we wrote about in 2021. Check back next week to see who made the list — or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for headlines as they go live.
As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.