No. 240, June 16, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
“There is hope to be found in ecological restoration,” writes Laura J. Martin in her new book, Wild by Design. Read our interview to find out why we call it required reading for anyone trying to understand our current environmental challenges.
How can we properly research — and protect — animals who thrive in the dark, when human eyes are at a distinct disadvantage? An English volunteer group has the answer.
Atlanta reporter Dan Chapman retraced John Muir’s 1867 trek through the South, as well as the naturalist’s troubling legacy, to reveal environmental damage and loss that’s been largely overlooked.
From the archives:
Tomorrow, June 17, is World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. Of course, in today’s climate-fueled world, the word “drought” just doesn’t cut it anymore.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. In Africa, Conflict and Climate Super-Charge the Forces Behind Famine and Food Insecurity (Inside Climate News)
2. EPA Warns Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ More Dangerous Than Once Thought (The Washington Post)
3. Sky News Australia Is a Global Hub for Climate Misinformation, Report Says (The Guardian)
4. Rare Wetland Plant Found in Arizona Now Listed as Endangered (AP)
5. New Startup Aims to Recycle 95% of High-Value Content From Solar Panels (Canary Media)
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We’ll have the word on more than a dozen essential new environmental books — just in time for your summer reading list.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.