No. 176, March 18, 2021
Hello Revelator readers,
The Keystone XL pipeline has finally been defeated, but the fight against another tar-sands pipeline is just warming up. Known simply as Line 3, it would cut through treaty territory of the Anishinaabe people, threatening wild rice, fresh water and the climate. We have an interview with one of the leaders of the resistance.
Researchers have uncovered a forgotten lizard species that went extinct in the West Indies sometime in the past two centuries — probably due to colonialism.
Most of us know that diamonds are bad for nature, but our latest op-ed gets to the heart of how the De Beers company’s destructive mining practices also affect people.
From the archives:
Spending time in nature during the pandemic? You’re not alone — and that’s (still) a problem, as we wrote last March.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. “Haaland Confirmed by Senate as First Native American to Lead Interior” (The Washington Post)
2. “The Megadrought Parching 77% of the Western U.S., Explained” (Vox)
3. “Countries Tried to Curb Trade in Plastic Waste. The U.S. Is Shipping More.” (The New York Times)
4. “How Michael Regan Plans to Fix the EPA” (Rolling Stone)
5. “The Wolf That Discovered California” (Smithsonian Magazine)
What should we cover next?
Our stories rely on insight from experts, frontline activists and readers around the world — especially these days, when so much damage is being done behind the scenes, out of the public eye. We want to hear from you, so please drop us a line anytime.
What are the big issues affecting salmon, and how did an unusual group of people help change the fate of whales? We’ll have the stories in the coming days.
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Photo credit: Protesters chained to bulldozers along Line 3 pipeline courtesy The Movement to Stop Line 3.