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Doug Struck
Doug Struck is associate chair of the Journalism Department at Emerson College in Boston. He has been a journalist for more than 30 years, covering a wide range of assignments as a both a national and foreign correspondent for the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun. He reported from Iraq repeatedly over 14 years, and helped cover conflicts in Afghanistan, the West Bank, Lebanon, East Timor, the southern Philippines and Sudan.

He ran bureaus in the Middle East, Tokyo, and Toronto, and has reported from six continents and all 50 of the United States. At his last posting as Canada bureau chief for the Washington Post, Struck specialized in global warming issues, reporting from the Arctic, the Northwest Passage, Greenland, and glaciers on the Andes mountains. He continued that specialization at the Harvard University Center for the Environment in 2008.

Struck was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2003-2004, a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2002 and a fellow in Asian Studies at George Washington University in 1998-1999. He continues to write and report on the environment.

Entries by Doug Struck

The Real Reason We're Hovering Parents

(1) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 6:19 PM

There's been some finger-pointing lately about meddlesome parents who will not let go of their off-to-college kids. Colleges are offering incoming freshmen workshops on how to "break up" with their parents. Child-rearing guides are clucking about "snowplow parents." The Boston Globe chronicled the phenomenon of moms and dads still...

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In Defense of BP

(11) Comments | Posted August 9, 2010 | 3:30 PM

I was on a climate panel recently when anger at BP boiled over. The world is being ruined, said an angry man in the audience, by villainous oil companies and their rape of the environment. He won a rousing cheer from others in the audience.

The first big...

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Geoengineering: Mankind and Reshaping the World

(8) Comments | Posted April 13, 2009 | 6:27 PM

If he were a bear, John Holdren would be reaching into a bee's nest. The president's science advisor seems undeterred about stirring up an angry environmental buzz.

Holdren revealed to the Associated Press this week that the administration is actively talking about geoengineering as a tool to blunt global...

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Human Capital -- an Asset, Not Just an Expense

(14) Comments | Posted February 10, 2009 | 4:20 PM

Three decades ago, I left my university campus with a degree in Business and a certainty the profession had a major flaw: The scorekeeping system does not work.

I had learned well the taskmasters of business, the balance sheets and profit and loss statements. Yet, astoundingly, there is no place...

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