No. 194, July 22, 2021
Hello Revelator readers,
The straw-headed bulbul has one of the most beautiful calls of any Asian songbird — and that’s also the reason why it’s going extinct. Our latest Species Spotlight examines this victim of the caged-bird trade and what must be done to save it.
Urban communities need more trees if they hope to beat the heat — especially poorer communities of color. A new initiative in Los Angeles aims to find out the best places to plant new trees and address inequity at the same time.
Science and colonialism often go hand in hand. A new paper offers five shifts to decolonize ecological science.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. “At Shrinking Lake Mead, a New Coalition Says Status Quo on Colorado River Is Failing” (Arizona Republic)
2. “With Rollback of Trump Proposal, New Biden Plan Cuts Just 2% of Spotted Owl Protections” (OPB)
3. “Maine Bans Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ Under Groundbreaking New Law” (The Guardian)
4. “A Large Red Tide Has Contributed to More Than 600 Tons of Dead Marine Life in Florida” (CNN)
5. “It’s Not a Border Crisis. It’s a Climate Crisis.” (Politico)
From the archive:
Harmful algal blooms like the ones in Florida right now are on the rise. Here’s why stopping them is so hard.
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Join us tomorrow as we launch a powerful new essay series examining the human cost of extinction.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.
John R. Platt
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