No. 232, April 14, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
Just 73 Southern Resident killer whales remain. A leading researcher spoke to us about how scientists are studying these critically endangered orcas and what can be done to save them.
Future zoonotic disease outbreaks will occur more often, and spread faster, if we don’t immediately eliminate the primary drivers. These are the best practices that can prevent pandemics, explains one expert.
As we work to protect 30% of the planet’s land and waters by 2030, we can learn valuable lessons from the work of scientist Thomas Lovejoy.
From the archives:
Journalist Mario Alejandro Ariza calls Miami “a possible future Atlantis.” Read his account of how his hometown is coping with both rising seas and growing inequality.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. A Worrisome New Bird Flu Is Spreading in American Birds and May Be Here to Stay (NPR)
2. Backed-Up Pipes, Stinky Yards: Climate Change Is Wrecking Septic Tanks (The Washington Post)
3. Animal Crossing: World’s Biggest Wildlife Bridge Comes to California Highway (The Guardian)
4. Brightmark, Georgia County Cancel $680 Million Plastic-to-Fuel Project (Reuters)
5. Where the Ice Is Still Abundant, These Penguins Are, Too (The New York Times)
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North America used to be home to a massive bear. Find out about this extinct giant in an excerpt from a new book by the Center’s own Mike Stark.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.