No. 238, June 2, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
When was the last time you heard about an endangered fungus? Life on Earth depends on these beneficial microbes, but fungi are far less studied or protected than other, more charismatic branches on the tree of life. It’s time to change that.
How can we better support all communities — not just rich ones — in the clean energy transition? As climate equity expert Carmelita Miller tells us, we can start by addressing energy debt.
Journalist Rona Kobell has spent years covering the Clean Water Act, so she’s seen both its successes and its growing pains. “Monumental as it was,” she writes, “the Clean Water Act at 50 needs a bit of a refresh, since the pollution it’s meant to stop has changed.”
From the archives:
Coral advocates celebrated World Reef Day this week. To understand the threat of coral bleaching, check out this great essay by the author of Life on the Rocks: The Future of Coral.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. How an Organized Republican Effort Punishes Companies for Climate Action (The New York Times)
2. We Never Got Good at Recycling Plastic. Some States Are Trying a New Approach (NPR)
3. How Countries ‘Import’ and ‘Export’ Extinction Risk Around the World (Scientific American)
4. Tiny Pacific Island Nation Declares Bold Plan to Protect 100% of Its Ocean (The Guardian)
5. Judge Orders U.S. to Decide if Wolverines Need Protection (AP)
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.
Can we make some species partners in their own conservation? We’ll have the answer soon, along with a look at the hidden climate threat in the southern United States.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.