No. 244, July 14, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
Healthy soil communities support a wide variety of functions that sustain life on Earth. But scientists say we need to do more to protect biodiversity below the ground.
Armadillos are among the many animals that live at least part of their lives underground. New research shows that despite their reputation as destructive pests, armadillos actually support dozens of other species — humans likely among them.
From the archives:
A staggering number of snakes are sold on the international market each year. The trade not only puts many snake species at risk but also poses a potential danger to human health and even entire ecosystems.
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Subscriber bonus: The Wild 5
Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Wild Species Relied on by Billions at Risk, Report Warns (AP)
2. White House Weighs in on Lower Snake River Dam Breaching in Unusual Power Play (Seattle Times)
3. Summer in America Is Becoming Hotter, Longer and More Dangerous (The Washington Post)
4. First Climate Agreement to Center Indigenous Voices Gains International Support (ICT)
5. A Whale Feeding Frenzy in Antarctica Signals a Conservation Success (The New York Times)
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The World Trade Organization has a new agreement that could boost ocean health and food security. An expert explains what it would take to make it truly effective.
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