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Cuba’s Environmental Gamble

As an old embargo lifts, a new vacation spot emerges—but can Cuba’s ecosystems weather a flood of Americans?


Radio: Florida’s Dimming Pools of Light

My childhood swimming hole, Wakulla Springs, Florida, was so clear the fish seemed to float in air. It was so clear we could see Old Joe, the resident 11-foot gator, …

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Climate Progress Gains Ground

Locally, nationally and internationally, action on climate change is producing solutions and often bypassing lagging political leadership. The gathering force of these acts, significant and subtle, is transforming what once seemed a hopeless situation into one in which success can at least be imagined

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The Whale Savers

A decades-long quest to save the north Atlantic right whale is helping revive a species that is a bellwether of the health of the oceans.

The Dogged Determination of Jim Gordon

For 13 years Jim Gordon has fought and scraped against powerful foes to set 130 turbines in the waters off Cape Cod. He's certain success is right around the corner.

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Will Atlantic Ocean Oil Prospecting Silence Endangered Right Whales?

National Geographic Daily News Companies have been cleared to seek seismic noise permits in the Atlantic, but ocean researchers fear for whales. A North Atlantic right whale mother and calf …

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The Un-damming of America

Cover Story Setting rivers free: As dams are torn down, nature is quickly recovering With the removal of many dams, conservationists are seeing the return of the natural bounty that …

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Doug Struck has been a journalist for more than 30 years as a national roving reporter, foreign bureau chief, war correspondent and an environmental reporter for The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun. He has reported from six continents and 50 states. He is now associate journalism department chairman and senior journalist in residence at Emerson College in Boston, where he teaches and continues to report on environmental issues.

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