No. 288, June 8, 2023
Hello Revelator readers,
Why do some bird species seem to flourish alongside humans, eating our crumbs and nesting in our backyards? New research reveals what makes “trash birds” so special.
Tourism is booming in Antarctica, and it’s bringing invasive species, plastic pollution, and climate change with it. Marine biologist Emily Cunningham explains why it’s time for action.
From the archives:
Today is World Ocean Day. Dive into our archive of oceanic news and commentaries.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Dam Breach Could Be Ukraine’s ‘Worst Ecological Disaster Since Chornobyl’ (The Guardian)
2. Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells Emit Carcinogens and Other Harmful Pollutants, Groundbreaking Study Shows (Inside Climate News)
3. Extreme Reforestation: Baobab Planters Confront Fires, Loggers, Cattle and More (Mongabay)
4. More Than 800 Million Amazon Trees Felled In Six Years to Meet Beef Demand (The Guardian)
5. Accidental DNA Collection by Air Sensors Could Revolutionize Wildlife Tracking (Nature)
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