No. 233, April 21, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
As Earth faces the rampant biodiversity loss many scientists call the Sixth Extinction, it becomes more important than ever to talk about the crisis. There are six ways to do this.
Looking for inspiration? We’ve got the word on April’s best new environmental books, covering climate change, the extinction crisis, water shortages, environmental justice and more.
We also have an exclusive excerpt from one of those books, Chasing the Ghost Bear.
From the archives:
This week marked 12 years since the start of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Are we any safer?
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Black, Latino Communities Have a Higher Level of Oil Drilling and Pollution (The Washington Post)
2. Biden Restores Stricter Environmental Review of Big Projects (AP)
3. Environmentalists Target Mountains of Fertilizer Waste (Undark)
4. ‘A Sacred Responsibility’: Yurok Tribe Poised to Return Condors to the Skies (The Guardian)
5. Renewables Are Growing — But a Backlog of Projects Is Holding Up a Greener Grid (Grist)
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 seems to be happening so fast. We want to hear from you, so please drop us a line anytime.
We’ll take a visit to a remote, biodiverse island in our latest Protect This Place feature.
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As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.