No. 200, Sept. 2, 2021
Hello Revelator readers,
Save the rodents! And don’t forget other small-bodied mammals like hedgehogs and moles. These species may lack the powerful charisma of a rhino or gorilla, but they play vital ecological roles. New research lays out priorities for their conservation.
What endangered species clocks in at 600 pounds, has a short trunk called a proboscis, and helps protect us from climate change? It’s the Baird’s tapir — our latest Species Spotlight.
Rewilding has been in the news a lot lately, as has the melting Arctic. So, too, has climate change — proof the media is finally covering global warming accurately (well, except for conservative media). We have these stories and more in Links From the Brink.
Subscriber bonus: The Wild 5
Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. “Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump Rule Governing Water Pollution” (The New York Times)
2. “Reports of Environmental Problems Caused by Hurricane Ida Begin to Trickle In” (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
3. “Up to Half of World’s Wild Tree Species Could Be at Risk of Extinction” (The Guardian)
4. “‘Southern Blob’ of Hot Ocean Is Causing a Megadrought Thousands of Miles Away in Chile” (CNN)
5. “Mexico City Taps Solar Energy to Clean up Historic Aztec-era Canals” (Reuters)
From the archives:
As extreme weather events like Hurricane Ida become more frequent and destructive, what are the risks to wildlife?
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.
Have you considered moving because of climate change? We’ll explore the issue, and the tough choices ahead.
Look for our latest links in next Thursday’s newsletter — or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for headlines as they go live.
As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.
John R. Platt
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