No. 185, May 20, 2021
Hello Revelator readers,
It’s already wildfire season again in many parts of the country — and it’s not just the West anymore, as we show in our wrap-up of the latest wildfire science.
Are you ready for some wild reads? We’ve got the word on 10 new books about wildlife and our relationships with animals. Authors include Barbara J. King, Michelle Nijhuis and Jason Bittel.
It’s our anniversary! The Revelator launched four years ago this week, and we’ve learned 10 key lessons along the way.
In case you missed it:
Emergency-management expert Samantha Montano, who calls herself a “disasterologist,” explains why the climate crisis should be a key part of emergency planning.
Subscriber bonus: The Wild 5
Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. “End New Oil, Gas and Coal Funding to Reach Net Zero, Says IEA” (Reuters)
2. “Twenty Firms Produce 55% of World’s Plastic Waste, Report Reveals” (The Guardian)
3. “Pesticides Are Becoming Increasingly Toxic for the World’s Most Important Insects”
(Environmental Health News)
4. “Teenagers Are Winning Climate Fights One Court Case at a Time” (Bloomberg)
5. “Scientists Urge Restoration of Federal Gray Wolf Protections” (AP)
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.
Can we save one of Africa’s imperiled pangolin species?
Look for our latest links in next Thursday’s newsletter — or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for headlines as they go live.
As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.
John R. Platt
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