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Bruce Butterworth, left, and Jonas Furberg at Blue Planet Scuba Photo: John Kelly, The Washington Post
This week, John Kelly, a Washington Post Metro section columnist caught our eye with a story about Bruce Butterworth, a D.C. resident who has been snorkeling and diving since the 1980s and has witnessed first-hand the decline of coral reefs. Two years ago, he learned that in the Coral Triangle of Indonesia, pristine reefs remain but they are threatened with the “crown of thorns” starfish or COT that can grow to be as big as a trash can lid and consume huge amounts of coral. Local Indonesians could eradicate these pesky COTs but they needed snorkeling gear that isolated communities there simply did not have.
When Lizzie Johnson began her career as a reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle, she didn’t know that California’s devastating wildfires would become a beat. Since California law doesn’t allow authorities to keep journalists out of disaster areas, Johnson has bravely stepped into areas of extreme danger to bear witness to the human and environmental […]
Today we celebrate International Women’s Day by profiling six women who are leading the global and U.S. movement to advance climate change solutions, protect nature and lift global ambition to achieve the sustainable future we need for today and the future. These women are breaking barriers, moving governments, and holding the private sector accountable to take more aggressive actions.
Why Women Matter: While women are advancing the dialogue, there should be many more women at the table.
Jamescita Peshlakai is currently serving her second term in the Arizona Senate as the state’s first Navajo woman senator. In Peshlakai’s district, which contains Navajo Nation, a lack of safe drinking water has long been a dire issue. It’s estimated that 40% or more of Navajo households are without running water and many remote Navajos […]
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