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We are pleased to continue with our all-female lineup of interviews during Women’s History Month, today featuring Teki Akuetteh of Vulcan, Inc., the technology company founded by the late Paul Allen. Vulcan is working to create partnerships and bring technology to bear to unlock the mysteries of the ocean through global exploration, as well as protecting sensitive habitats like coral reefs.
Teki describes their focus as “Building Back Bluer” — they think of coral reefs as the “canary in the coal mine” and they announced their first seven coral reef projects just two weeks ago. Vulcan also has a product called “Skylight,” which is a “domain awareness system that tracks vessels” to help partner governments “see” illegal fishing operations in their offshore waters.
Teki also had great advice for young women trying to break into ocean conservation — she advises that “promotion isn’t necessarily a definition of success. If you can wake up and be happy in the job you are doing then you are already right on the track where you need to be. And the other thing for me is really embracing diversity and inclusion.” Watch the whole interview – it is definitely worth your time!
By Wizipan Little Elk On August 23, 1804, a shot rang out on the wind-swept prairie near what is now called southeastern South Dakota, marking the first buffalo kill of the famous Lewis and Clark reconnaissance expedition. For us Lakota, our neighbors, and our buffalo relatives, it signaled the beginning of what was to become […]
Continuing its set of opinion surveys in the run-up to Earth Day, Gallup has released the results of another poll, finding that the percent of American adults who say that “protection of the environment should be given priority even at the risk of curbing economic growth” has dropped by 15% since 2018. Experts say that this number often correlates with unemployment, which the COVID-19 pandemic greatly increased.
by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Netflix has announced a commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2022. The plan, called “Net Zero + Nature,” was announced on the Netflix blog by Dr. Emma Stewart, who became the content platform’s first sustainability officer in the fall of 2020. Netflix estimates that its 2020 […]
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