No. 275, March 2, 2023
Hello Revelator readers,
In 2021 President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Now billions from the law are being awarded to programs that can help wildlife and reconnect habitat.
If we’ve learned anything from the toxic train accident in East Palestine, Ohio, it’s that there are a lot of opportunities for potential rail disasters — and not a lot of information to ease worried minds.
From the archives:
“A functioning Earth without a functioning microbiome is nearly unimaginable,” say researchers.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Research Reveals Climate Crisis Is Driving a Rise in Human-Wildlife Conflicts (The Guardian)
2. Biden Administration’s Global Plastics Plan Dubbed ‘Low Ambition’ and ‘Underwhelming’ (Inside Climate News)
3. As Fatal Fungus Takes Its Toll, Can We Save Frog Species on the Brink? (Yale Environment 360)
4. U.S. Sues Chemical Company Over Cancer Risk to Minority Area (AP)
5. Sapsucker Housing Crisis: Endangered Woodpecker ‘Condos’ Are Being Clear Cut (The Narwhal)
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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.
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 have stories about managing water for climate extremes, how beavers aid biodiversity, and new science about dams. Plus a whole lot more.
As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.