Our Most Thought-provoking Commentaries of the Year

This week's investigative reporting, analysis and environmental news.
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No. 164, December 24, 2020

Hello Revelator readers,

In a year filled with crisis, loss and vitriolic political theater, there’s a lot most of us would like to forget. But as we inch closer to putting 2020 in the rearview mirror, we found some rays of light worth remembering.

Over the year we published dozens of op-eds and essays from experts, calling out what’s wrong and offering solutions for moving forward. Below are 12 that helped make sense of 2020 and can inform our work in the year ahead.

Picking Up the Pieces: My Search and Rescue Mission for Fallen Songbirds

A Crop Pandemic Would Be as Devastating for Biodiversity and Food Security as COVID-19

Tiger King : 5 Lessons From Beneath the Mayhem

Working From Home During the Pandemic Has Environmental Benefits — But We Can Do Even Better

COVID-19 Reveals a Crisis of Public Spaces

200 Years Ago My Family Built a Dam — Now My Organization Is Tearing It Down

Don’t Look Away

Food Waste in the Time of COVID-19: The Real Reason to Cry Over Spilt Milk

How COVID-19 Took Hold and Why We Must End the Wildlife Trade

Coronaviruses and the Human Meat Market

EPA Enforcement in Distress — and More Trouble Is Brewing

How to Make Climate Refugee Protections a Reality

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 damage is being done behind the scenes, out of the public eye. We want to hear from you, so please drop us a line anytime.

Coming up:

How many states could be fully powered by renewable energy? We'll have the answer tomorrow. After that, we'll continue looking at ways the Biden administration can tackle important environmental issues, while also diving into seagrass.

Look for our latest links in next Thursday's newsletter — or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for headlines as they go live.

As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe.

Tara Lohan

Tara Lohan
Deputy Editor, The Revelator


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