No. 236, May 19, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
Climate change and biodiversity loss are interconnected crises, even though they’re rarely addressed in tandem. But their solutions can also be linked — new research finds that two-thirds of proposed policies to address species’ extinction risk also have climate benefits.
Over the past few months, millions of birds have died or been killed during yet another outbreak of lethal bird flu. As the bodies pile up, we ask: Why haven’t we learned our lesson from previous outbreaks?
The Revelator’s latest op-ed explores an important problem: LGBTQIA people face disproportionately adverse threats from climate change, yet some environmental groups have transphobic records or policies.
From the archives:
Friday is both Endangered Species Day and World Bee Day, so take some time to read about the “perfect storm” of threats affecting our vital pollinators.
Subscriber bonus: The Wild 5
Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Pollution Caused 1 in 6 Deaths Globally for Five Years, Study Says (The Washington Post)
2. Yes, the Drought Really Is That Bad (High Country News)
3. 6 Months in, Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Has 4,300 Projects (AP)
4. Record Number of Dams Removed From Europe’s Rivers in 2021 (The Guardian)
5. Scientists Eavesdrop on an Ancient River Giant: the Lake Sturgeon (NPR)
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.
We’ll take a visit to a Malaysian archipelago, home to several rare marine mammal species, in our latest Protect This Place feature.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.