No. 213, Dec. 2, 2021
Hello Revelator readers,
Halting climate change requires bold action from corporations and governments. But individuals don’t have to sit this fight out either. Don’t know where to begin? Start by taking one action a day for a month.
Scientists announced a staggering find in September: One third of the world’s shark species are threatened with extinction. But how they made that discovery during the pandemic is its own story.
Antarctica may seem like a world away. But that’s changing fast. An increase in visitors, along with the climate emergency, has brought a new threat to the relatively untouched ecosystem.
From the Archives:
A rampant trade in Asian songbirds is pushing many species to extinction. Can a love of captive birds be transformed into an appreciation for wild ones instead?
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Biden Administration Calls for Hike in Federal Drilling Fees in Report That Largely Sidesteps Climate Issues (CNN)
2. ‘Cancer Has Decimated Our Community.’ EPA’s Regan Vows to Help Hard-Hit Areas, but Residents Have Doubts. (The Washington Post)
3. Portugal Creates North Atlantic’s Largest Marine Sanctuary (AP)
4. White Rhinos Flown From South Africa to Rwanda in Largest Single Translocation (The Guardian)
5. Car-Free Transportation Gets Boost From U.S. Grant Program (CityLab)
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.
Hear from the founder of a new storytelling collective run by — and about — Black, Indigenous and people of color that’s taking on the plastic pollution crisis and getting to the source of the problem.
As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.