No. 281, April 13, 2023
Hello Revelator readers,
Wondering what you can do to help stop extinction? Scientist Tierra Curry offers a solution that’s neither simple nor quick but essential — and it will help more than threatened animals and plants.
A staggering study in 2019 revealed North America had lost nearly 3 billion birds since 1970. Journalists Anders and Beverly Gyllenhaal wanted to know what happened and what could be done.
From the archives:
Weasel-like jaguarundi haven’t been documented in the United States since 1986. A new study suggests it’s time to reintroduce them.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Seas Have Drastically Risen Along Southern US Coast in Past Decade (The Washington Post)
2. White House Proposes Evenly Cutting Water Allotments From Colorado River (The New York Times)
3. The EPA Faces Questions About Its Approval of a Plastic-Based Fuel With an Astronomical Cancer Risk (ProPublica)
4. Climate Change Wiped Out Thousands of the West’s Most Iconic Cactus. Can Planting More Help a Species That Takes a Century to Mature? (Inside Climate News)
5. Lights, Camera, Insects? Invertebrates Missing Out on Starring Screen Roles (The Guardian)
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Do you live in or near a threatened habitat or community, or have you worked to study or protect endangered wildlife? You’re invited to share your stories in our ongoing features Protect This Place and Species Spotlight.
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Are warnings of an “insect apocalypse” overblown? We’ll have the answer tomorrow.
As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.