No. 259, Nov. 10, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
While we await the final outcomes of the midterm elections — and the chance to analyze their implications — we want to talk about an urgent issue that isn’t capturing the national headlines: ponds.
Ponds need the world’s attention. These smaller bodies of water don’t get much conservation respect, but research shows they’re actually important refuges for endangered plants and animals.
Disadvantaged communities need more investment in clean and affordable water. A new law could help turn that around.
From the archives:
No matter how the midterms turn out, environmentalists still have dozens of ways to participate in democracy year-round.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Climate Change Stayed Backstage in Campaign Homestretch (E&E News)
2. New York Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Environmental Bond Act (Times Union)
3. After Decades of Resistance, Rich Countries Offer Direct Climate Aid (The New York Times)
4. Ten African Countries Accuse EU of Failing to Protect Hippos (The Guardian)
5. Negotiations to Conserve Antarctic Ocean End in Stalemate on Many Issues (Mongabay)
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.
Visit us in the days ahead for tales about frogs, soil, books and more — including, of course, some election analysis from an environmental perspective.
As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.