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The Revelator

No. 19, March 15, 2018

Hello Revelator readers,

Can you imagine living near constant sewage leaks that put you and your family at risk of contamination and disease? That's the scary reality faced by thousands of people living along the U.S.-Mexico border. We took a look at two such Arizona communities and the factors that have caused this problem to persist for decades. Read all about it in the second part of our "Border Betrayed" investigation.

A different type of pollution currently plagues the Galápagos Islands: trash left behind by ecotourists. Freelance journalist Wudan Yan reports on this growing problem and how it could hurt efforts to conserve the islands' unique habitats and wildlife, including the islands' amazing giant tortoises.

Speaking of tortoises, the world is currently facing a turtle extinction crisis, with nearly half of all tortoise and freshwater turtle species at risk of disappearing. Our latest "Extinction Countdown" article reveals what's threatening these animals and how little progress has been made in the past few years.

In case you missed it:

Here's a positive story: a tattoo artist helping to raise awareness about endangered species.

Coming up:

We have a ton of other great stuff in the works in the days and weeks ahead. Look for links in next week's newsletter, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest headlines as they happen. And while you're on social media, we hope you'll share our stories with your friends.

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That's it for this week. As always, thanks for reading.

John Platt

John R. Platt
Editor, The Revelator

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