24 April 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

THE PATH TO OUR NEXT PANDEMIC (22 April 2020) Alert: Humanity is in big trouble—and we’re blazing full speed toward even more peril. Because of our burgeoning numbers, globalized nature, and habit of exploiting countless wildlife species for food and… Read More

Earth Minute: Remembering Peter Beard

Peter Beard installing his one-person show at the International Center of Photography in Manhattan (1977) Photo: Langelle On Monday, The New York Times reported that photographer, artist and ecologist Peter Beard had died at the age of 82…. Read More

Western ‘Wet Markets’ vs Eastern Farmers Markets

Photo: Church/GJEP Why We Shouldn’t Push for a Closure of China’s ‘Wet Markets’ Earth Island Journal 13 April 2020 Latoya Abulu The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and I’m off to a so-called “wet market” in… Read More

The Guardian: Nature’s Message Behind Coronavirus

Coronavirus: ‘Nature is sending us a message’, says UN environment chief The Guardian 25 Mar 2020 Damian Carrington Nature is sending us a message with the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing climate crisis, according to the UN’s environment… Read More