Category: The Washington Post

Boston Locked Down by Bombing

By Doug Struck and Kevin Sullivan, Published: April 19 E-mail the writer CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Hub stopped Friday.The kinetic and salty city of Boston, which got its proud nickname from Oliver Wendell Holmes in the 19th century, came to a standstill Friday while an army of heavily armed police hunted for a skinny 19-year-old in a gray hoodie.

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An ‘act of terror’ in Boston

BY MARY BETH SHERIDAN, DOUG STRUCK AND MARC FISHER Attack jolts city on a day of civic pride The devastating impact of the explosions, which came 16 seconds apart at 2:50 p.m. on one of Boston’s most important days of civic celebration, spread almost instantly across the city and country.

Explosions kill at least 2 at Boston Marathon

BOSTON — Two bombs exploded at the venerable Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people, injuring about 100 others and rattling nerves around the nation, authorities said.

Warming Will Exacerbate Global Water Conflicts

By Doug Struck Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, August 20, 2007   FRESNO, Calif. — Steve Johnson scans the hot, translucent sky. He wants to make rain — needs to …

Greenland Warming; Scientists Probe Ice while Farmers Prosper

Icy Island Warms to Climate Change Greenlanders Exploit ‘Gifts From Nature’ While Facing New Hardships By Doug Struck Washington Post Foreign Service Thursday, June 7, 2007   QAQORTOQ, Greenland — …

Alien Invasion: The Fungus That Came to Canada

By Doug Struck Washington Post Foreign Service Sunday, April 8, 2007   VICTORIA, B.C. — The mystery emerged slowly, its clues maddeningly diverse. Sally Lester, an animal pathologist at a …

In Canada, the New Rush Is for Diamonds

Wealth Beneath the Permafrost Changes the Northwest After the Gold Is Gone By Doug Struck Washington Post Foreign Service Monday, March 5, 2007   LAC DE GRAS, Northwest Territories — …

Inching Up an Ice Highway in a 70-Ton Truck

Remote Sites in Subarctic Canada Depend on Rigs Plying Hazardous, Heavily Traveled Winter Road By Doug Struck Washington Post Foreign Service Tuesday, February 27, 2007   ON THE ICE ROAD, …

In French-Speaking Canada, the Sacred Is Also Profane

Quebecers Turn to Church Terms, Rather Than the Sexual or Scatological, to Vent Their Anger By Doug Struck Washington Post Foreign Service Tuesday, December 5, 2006   MONTREAL — “Oh, …

Inuit See Signs In Arctic Thaw

String of Warm Winters Alarms ‘Sentries for the Rest of the World’ By Doug Struck Washington Post Foreign Service Wednesday, March 22, 2006   PANGNIRTUNG, Canada — Thirty miles from …

Melting Arctic Makes Way for Man

Researchers Aboard Icebreaker Say Shipping Could Add to Risks for Ecosystem By Doug Struck Washington Post Foreign Service Sunday, November 5, 2006   ICEBREAKER CHANNEL, Northwest Passage — The Amundsen’s …

Israeli Siege Leaves Gaza Isolated and Desperate

By Doug Struck Washington Post Foreign Service Monday, August 28, 2006   GAZA CITY, Aug. 27 — As the sun beat down on the city’s central market, Khitam Shahleen, 37, …

On the Roof of Peru, Omens in the Ice

Retreat of Once-Mighty Glacier Signals Water Crisis, Mirroring Worldwide Trend By Doug Struck Washington Post Foreign Service Saturday, July 29, 2006; A01   QUELCCAYA GLACIER, Peru — In the thin, …

‘Rapid Warming’ Spreads Havoc in Canada’s Forests

Tiny Beetles Destroying Pines By Doug Struck Washington Post Foreign Service Wednesday, March 1, 2006   QUESNEL, B.C. — Millions of acres of Canada’s lush green forests are turning red …

In Courtroom, Hussein Acts Out Old Role With Flourish

By Doug Struck Washington Post Foreign Service Wednesday, December 7, 2005; A01   BAGHDAD, Dec. 6 — According to Saddam Hussein, the would-be assassins who ambushed his car near an …

Canada Invites Strippers and Gets Scrutiny

Scandal Renews Debate on Program to Import ‘Exotic Dancers’ By Doug Struck Washington Post Foreign Service Sunday, December 5, 2004; Page A12   TORONTO — Coiled around a brass pole …

At Nursing Home, Katrina Dealt Only the First Blow

Nuns Labored for Days in Fatal Heat to Get Help for Patients By Anne Hull and Doug Struck Washington Post Staff Writers Friday, September 23, 2005   NEW ORLEANS — …

Death, Duty in Forgotten Corner of War

Remembering Gunny and the Kid, a Hard-Hit Unit Goes Back on Patrol By Doug Struck Washington Post Foreign Service Friday, August 13, 2004; Page A01   QAIM, Iraq — Word …

A Soldier, 13 Elders and Some Blanket Solutions

By Doug Struck Washington Post Foreign Service Tuesday, August 3, 2004; Page A10   Thirteen town fathers sat cross-legged on blankets arranged in a rectangle on an improbably green lawn. …

The FDR Memorial’s Deeper Meaning

By Doug Struck Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, May 1, 1997; Page A01 Fifty-two years later, tears still tumble down June Stephens’s cheek when she recalls Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death. …

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Doug Struck has been a journalist for 35 years. He was 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 senior journalist in residence at Emerson College in Boston, where he teaches and continues to report on environmental issues.

He earned a master's degree in Environmental Sustainability in 2015 from Harvard Extension School.

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