Posted on

A Biologist, an Outlandish Stork and the Army of Women Trying to Save It

Life can change in an instant, as I experienced when I first laid my eyes on a tall and bizarrely striking bird known as the greater adjutant.It was India in 2018, in the northeastern state of Assam. I’d ended up there partly because of absurd circumstances, which involved being filmed for a reality television pilot while navigating a motorized rickshaw through the Himalayas. After traversing some of the highest and most dangerous roads in the world, including the Tanglang La mountain pass, I ventured off to see a traditional selection of endangered animals: Asian elephants, greater one-horned rhinos, western …

Read More

Posted on

Small Donations Aiming to Make a Big Splash

Brett Howell, a program manager at Coca-Cola in Atlanta, has found a way to use his small family foundation to take on environmental issues that have a big impact.He was one of the leaders of a 2019 project to clean up Henderson Island, an atoll in the South Pacific that has the highest concentration of plastic pollution in the world. The island, a U.N. world historical site, is uninhabited but sits in the middle of a current that carries ocean debris.Mr. Howell also started a process of working with other organizations to figure out how to keep the …

Read More