No. 248, August 11, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
Fossil fuel companies are building new chemical plants across the United States to feed plastic production. Can an international treaty that's in the works rein in the industry?
As countries advance 30x30 conservation goals to save biodiversity and fight climate change, new science finds we’ll need to protect better, as well as more.
Latinos face challenges accessing the outdoors, but there are steps we can take to bring nature to Latino communities and empower them to protect it, says one expert in our latest op-ed.
From the archives:
Research finds that elephants in Myanmar create new habitat for a tiny neighbor: frogs.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Landmark U.S. Climate Bill Will Do More Harm Than Good, Groups Say (The Guardian)
2. Meanwhile, Congress Is Set to Pass a Huge Wildlife Conservation Bill With Bipartisan Support (Vox)
3. Study Connects Climate Hazards to 58% of Infectious Diseases (AP)
4. Billions in Feds’ Spending on Megafire Risks Seen as Misdirected (Bloomberg)
5. Bolivia’s ‘Death Road’ Once Haunted Drivers. Now It’s a Wildlife Haven (Reuters)
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We’ll take you to the ancient beech forests of Italy tomorrow in our latest Protect This Place.
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