No. 273, February 16, 2023
Hello Revelator readers,
Despite being known as the most productive estuarine ecosystem in the world, the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta in Colombia has suffered decades of degradation. But there’s new hope for restoring this important wetland.
This year construction will begin on the much-anticipated removal of four dams on the Klamath River. But before the project breaks ground, researchers are working to understand how salmon, bats, insects, algae and other parts of the ecosystem are behaving today.
Art can be a vital part of the climate fight, but only if the climate movement can do more to build relationships with artists that foster solidarity, says an artist and activist. Here are her tips for starting that work.
From the archives:
There are dozens of “species awareness days” each year. They cover everything from birds to marine mammals and from big cats to tiny fungi. But do they actually help conservation efforts?
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Health Concerns Grow in East Palestine, Ohio, After Train Derailment (NPR)
2. Report: Companies’ Climate Targets Not What They Claim to Be (AP)
3. Threatened Leopards Move Closer to Endangered Species Protections (UPI)
4. Mono Lake Tribe Seeks to Assert Its Water Rights in Call For Emergency Halt of Water Diversions to Los Angeles (Inside Climate News)
5. Alarming Levels of PFAS in Norwegian Arctic Ice Pose New Risk to Wildlife (The Guardian)
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