No. 237, May 26, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
Sharks rarely bite people, so why are so many people afraid of them? It has a lot to do with needlessly negative media coverage, explains shark scientist David Shiffman in the new book Why Sharks Matter. Read our exclusive excerpt.
Clear Lake hitch teeter on the edge of extinction while awaiting a years-long decision that could grant them Endangered Species Act protection. But there’s one person who could step up now to help save them.
Langkawi Archipelago, a cluster of 109 tropical islands in Malaysia, is a UNESCO Global Geopark and an important area for marine mammals. But unchecked tourism threatens this important ecosystem and its wildlife. Find out more in our latest Protect This Place.
From the archives:
Friday is World Otter Day and a good time to remember that the smallest of the planet’s 13 otter species — the Asian small-clawed otter — faces grave threats.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Sharp Cut in Methane Now Could Help Avoid Worst of Climate Crisis (The Guardian)
2. Rachel Carson’s ‘Silent Spring’ 60 Years On: Birds Still Fading From the Skies (Mongabay)
3. Australia’s ‘Climate Election’ Finally Arrived. Will It Be Enough? (The New York Times)
4. The Lithium War Next Door (HuffPost)
5. Zimbabwe Opens Conference to Promote Sales of Elephant Ivory (AP)
What should we cover next?
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We’re overlooking a critical area of conservation: fungi.
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