No. 223, February 10, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
Visitors to the Costa dos Corais Environmental Protection Area in northeast Brazil will find a host of endangered species, including the region’s namesake coral reefs. They’ll also encounter a habitat suffering from climate change and the impacts of their own ecotourism. Read more in the launch of our new Protect This Place feature.
Wolverines don’t care much for humans — can you blame them? — which makes the species hard to study and protect. But a new paper reveals we know a lot more about wolverines than we thought we did, and that means policymakers can’t elude their dire need for conservation.
What’s the future of activism? “Firenado and brimstone” preacher Rev. Billy Talen of the Church of Stop Shopping offers his unique perspective.
From the archives:
What can we learn from more than four decades of documenting environmental racism? Pioneering researcher Dr. Robert Bullard shares his lessons.
Subscriber bonus: The Wild 5
Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Water Supplies From Glaciers May Peak Sooner Than Anticipated (The New York Times)
2. Failure to Prevent Pandemics at Source Is ‘Greatest Folly’, Say Scientists (The Guardian)
3. To Counter Global Warming, Focus Far More on Methane, a New Study Recommends (Inside Climate News)
4. Sonoran Desert Tortoises Face Threats, but Feds Won’t List the Species as Threatened (Arizona Republic)
5. Wind Project Off Southeastern N.C. Coast Gets Overwhelming Support (Energy News)
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.
Why are boreal forests important to the whole planet? We’ll have the answer soon, along with a look at another type of vanishing woodland.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.