Laura Lucia

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How important is gender in conservation? | DW | 07.04.2015

When local farmers in Malawi plant trees, a separation of labor is clear: While the farmer plants the small seedlings, his wife takes care of older …

Wolf, Wombat, Whale, Tapir: The ‘Rare & Ready to Be Saved’ Final Four Showdown Begins

And then there were four.<p>The semifinals of “Rare & Ready to Be Saved,” TakePart‘s bracket game featuring the work of Conservation International and …

What Bill Clinton Told Kevin Spacey About 'House of Cards'

With <i>House of Cards,</i> Kevin Spacey helped change the way we watch TV. Now he wants to change the way we look at the planet.<p>Kevin Spacey takes 10 …

Al Jazeera America's Ratings Can Be Seen In A Million Different Ways

A New York Post article on Al Jazeera America's seemingly anemic ratings got a lot of people in media-land talking on Monday--and prompted a conversation about how, exactly, we should look at a network's viewing figures.<p>Claire Atkinson's piece was a dramatic one, with some eye-popping numbers about …

Al Jazeera America Has An Ambitious Plan For Its Future In The US

Al Jazeera America has been broadcasting exclusive American content from 12 bureaus across the country since Aug. 20, 2013, but until recently relatively few Americans noticed.<p>However, the viewership has begun growing as Al Jazeera reports hard news about Gaza, ISIS, and the racial unrest in …

Nature Is Speaking...

Connecticut has opened its fifth comprehensive center for jobseekers and...<p>Read More » 51 mins ago<p>Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is directing U.S. …

Get your eco stroked: The SA Eco Film Festival is back

After a successful first run in Cape Town last year, the Eco Film Festival is back – and it’s going nationwide. From the action-packed seizure of the …

SA ECO FILM FESTIVAL

The 2015 South African Eco Film Festival, from 26 March to 2 April, promises to bring some of the best local and international eco-documentaries to …

Amy Westervelt

Amy Westervelt is a California-based freelance reporter who covers the environment, business and health, regularly contributing to the Guardian and Wall Street Journal. She is also a co-founder of Climate Confidential.<p>May 2018<p>Motherhood is having a moment in books, TV and even women’s magazines, …

Conservation Agreements Reduce People-Park Conflict in Liberia

<i>The original version of this article, by Eduard Niesten, appeared on Conservation International’s Human Nature blog.</i><p>When I began working in Liberia …

45 Essential Coffee Shops Across the DMV

In the past two years, there has been a major influx of independent coffee shops opening in Washington, which means caffeine lovers have more places than ever to get their pour-over or nitro brew fix. Local success stories such as <b>Compass Coffee</b> continue to multiply, while outside operators are …

Where to Dine Near Verizon Center Without A Reservation

Tonight is the first Wizards' game, and dining out near Chinatown at the last minute can be a hassle, especially during peak times such as weekends before Verizon Center sporting events, concerts, or the downtown holiday market.<p>Tables at many of the neighborhood’s most popular restaurants, like</b> …

Best Japanese Restaurants; Best Irish Bars

The Best Japanese Restaurants in D.C. [Thrillist]<p>Arlington's Best Irish Bars [ARLNOW]<p>3 New Doughnut Shops to Try[Zagat]<p>The 25 Outstanding Restaurants of 2015(including Fiola Mare, Ananda, Rose's Luxury) [GQ]<p>7 Must-Try Chinese Restaurants[Washingtonian]

Take a Look Inside Sotto, 14th Street’s New Destination for Music and Meats

The 14th Street crowd will have a new place to hang next week when Sotto, a bar/restaurant from <b>Ari and Stacy Gejdenson</b>, opens its doors on March 3. …

Boss Shepherd's New Brunch Has Corned Beef Hash, Oysters and Champagne

Boss Shepherd's is launching brunch service on Sunday. The menu is filled with dishes like corned beef hash, chicken and waffles, steel cut oatmeal and French toast.<p>They plan to have live jazz music playing, and the first 50 guests who will attend the kick-off brunch this weekend get a free glass …

Occidental's Iconic Patio Reopens Next Month with a New Menu

Think spring — The Occidental announced the opening date of its patio today, and the outdoor space will reopen March 16.<p>With it comes a new menu from chef Rodney Scruggs. He'll be serving dishes like a Swordfish BLT and a poached eggs benedict. Many of the dishes will incorporate dishes from the …

Breakfast Fans and Lunch Lovers Can Both Enjoy Summer House's New Brunch

Summer House Santa Monica launches its brunch service this weekend, and there are a ton of options on the menu.<p>The menu is divided into breakfast and lunch sections. Breakfast eaters can choose from such dishes as egg sandwiches, spinach and kale omelet and a smoked salmon hashbrown benedict. Lunch …

Don't just stop over in Papeete, Tahiti: Explore

This scruffy port city won't win any awards as a dreamy beach town, but then, the island of Tahiti as a whole won't win any medals either. Head for Moorea, Bora Bora or one of a dozen or more nearby islands — there are 118 to choose from — to find the French Polynesia you've dreamed about.<p>But if …