No. 274, Feb. 23, 2023
Hello Revelator readers,
For Ukrainian activists, rescuing animals injured and displaced by war often means putting their own lives on the line — and seeing some the worst elements of human cruelty.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg leads the pack of authors with this month’s best new environmental books, which also cover wolves, soil, trees and more.
From the archives:
PFAS “forever chemicals” are in the news again. Here’s what we know (and don’t know) about how dangerous PFAS chemicals travel on ocean currents and harm wildlife — and what that could mean for humans.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Four Rail-Borne Risks Moving Through American Communities (The Hill)
2. Botswana Has Seen a Huge Spike in Rhinoceros Poaching Over the Past 5 Years (NPR)
3. Europe Hits New Wind and Solar Record After Russian Invasion of Ukraine (Vox)
4. Bird Flu Kills Sea Lions and Thousands of Pelicans in Peru’s Protected Areas (Reuters)
5. ‘The Holy Grail of Mammals’: One Man’s Mission to Learn the Secrets of the Giant Armadillo (The Guardian)
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Do you live in or near a threatened habitat or community, or have you worked to study or protect endangered wildlife? You’re invited to share your stories in our ongoing features, Protect This Place and Species Spotlight.
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Infrastructure that helps wildlife? We’ll have the word on several groundbreaking new projects.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.