The Revelator Environmental News and Ideas

SeagullThe Revelator is an online news and ideas initiative that was created by the Center for Biological Diversity. With The Revelator, you’ll find independent reporting, thoughful analysis, and stories that are at the cross-section of politics, conservation, art, culture, endangered species, climate change, economics, and the future of the wilderness.

The ongoing crisis of racially motivated police violence — and the government’s violent response to demonstrations against those actions — reminds us that change requires justice. The post Don’t Look Away appeared first on The... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-04
Source: The Revelator
By John R. Platt
The once-common native guava species has nearly vanished — killed off by an invasive fungus that arrived just 10 years ago. Other plant species may soon follow. The post Australian Plant Species Face ‘Imminent Extinction’... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-03
Source: The Revelator
By John R. Platt
States are facing significant shortages of conservation officers, who help protect natural resources and wildlife. COVID-19 could make it worse. The post Hunting for Game Wardens: A Shortage of Conservation Officers Threatens Wildlife appeared first... Read more
Published on: 2020-06-01
Source: The Revelator
By Jodi Helmer
The New England medicinal leech could be a poster child for invertebrate and parasite conservation, according to researchers. We just need to find it first. The post A Lost Leech and a Call to Protect... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-29
Source: The Revelator
By John R. Platt
Energy policy expert Leah Stokes explains who’s pushing climate delay and denial — it’s not just fossil fuel companies — and what we need to do now. The post ‘Not Another Decade to Waste’ —... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-28
Source: The Revelator
By Tara Lohan
The world’s smallest bears face oversized pressure from poaching, traditional medicine and the illegal pet trade. The COVID-19 pandemic could make things even worse. The post Bear-ly on the Radar: Indonesia’s Illegal Trade in Sun... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-27
Source: The Revelator
By Lalita Gomez
We’re already seeing signs of accelerated forest mortality around the world. And it’s not just arid regions that may see forest die-offs, new research finds. The post Forests vs. Climate Change: Researchers Race to Understand... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-26
Source: The Revelator
By Ian Evans
Editor’s note: Summer is prime time across much of North America for scientists to do field research outdoors. But this year the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many researchers to cancel or scale back their plans.... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-22
Source: The Revelator
By The Conversation
A new study took a deep dive into critical aspects of ocean life to identify the areas of the high seas most worthy of conservation effort. The post The Top 10 Ocean Biodiversity Hotspots to... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-21
Source: The Revelator
By Tara Lohan
May’s publications cover the amazing lives of elephants, butterflies, eels and fungi, and offer solutions for eco-anxiety and other environmental ills. The post 18 New Environmental Books to Help You Through COVID-19 Isolation appeared first... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-20
Source: The Revelator
By John R. Platt
Transportation, especially commuting, plays an oversized role on global-warming emissions and air pollution. Here’s how much telework matters, and what we can do to improve. The post Working From Home During the Pandemic Has Environmental... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-18
Source: The Revelator
By Matt Casale
Antibiotic use in agriculture is a ticking time bomb, posing looming health risks to people and the environment. The post Antibiotics: Big Ag’s Can of Worms appeared first on The Revelator.... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-15
Source: The Revelator
By Dipika Kadaba
New research reveals clear guidance for reducing human-wildlife conflict and restoring wolf populations. The post How to Protect Both Wolves and Livestock appeared first on The Revelator.... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-14
Source: The Revelator
By John R. Platt
The problem of overcrowded public lands and insufficient urban green space predates the pandemic. Are we finally willing to fund the solutions? The post COVID-19 Reveals a Crisis of Public Spaces appeared first on The... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-13
Source: The Revelator
By Stephen Lezak
Satellites can help monitor industry and highlight environmental harm. SkyTruth founder John Amos tells us how technological advances are driving conservation efforts — and how people can participate. The post Conservation’s Eyes in the Sky... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-12
Source: The Revelator
By Tara Lohan
The Mindo harlequin toad, last seen in Ecuador in 1989, was feared a victim of the amphibian-killing chytrid fungus. Have other lost species survived, too? The post Harlequin Found: ‘Extinct’ Toad Rediscovered After 30 Years... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-11
Source: The Revelator
By John R. Platt
Our desire for the companionship of exotic pets from around the world has fueled the spread of disease. The post The Global Pet Trade: An Overlooked Culprit Behind Pandemics appeared first on The Revelator.... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-08
Source: The Revelator
By Dipika Kadaba
A historic international treaty to protect marine biodiversity is currently being negotiated, but will it be strong enough to create reserves and boost conservation efforts? The post New High Seas Treaty Could Be a Gamechanger... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-07
Source: The Revelator
By Tara Lohan
The Trump administration continues to strip away environmental protections in the face of the pandemic. History shows that the people can fight back — and win. The post No Sacrifices of the Public Interest in... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-06
Source: The Revelator
By Adam M. Sowards
A summer of extremes leaves sobering questions about the state of Earth’s largest store of ice, capable of inundating coastlines worldwide as it melts. The post Antarctica: Too Big to Melt appeared first on The... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-04
Source: The Revelator
By Tim Lydon
Articles, essays and videos discussing critical issues about zoonotic diseases — and what’s going on behind the scenes while we’re coping with this crisis. The post The COVID-19 Crisis: Our Pandemic Coverage appeared first on... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-01
Source: The Revelator
By The Revelator
Diseases can cause animal populations to decline or even go extinct. And they’re often worsened by environmental threats caused by people. The post Pandemics Aren’t Just for People: Five Disease Threats to Wildlife appeared first... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-01
Source: The Revelator
By Dipika Kadaba
President Trump’s notorious border wall is just one transboundary threat to the world’s wildlife. The post The Final Frontiers? A Call to Protect the Biodiversity on the Borders appeared first on The Revelator.... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-30
Source: The Revelator
By John R. Platt
Bats have come under fire as scientists work to understand the origins of the novel coronavirus, but we have more reasons to be thankful for bats than afraid of them. The post Speak Up for... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-29
Source: The Revelator
By Tara Lohan

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