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Story Publication logo March 9, 2020

John Beck on Climate Change in the Sullivan Islands

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A lush rainforest on a remote island in the Solomon Islands overhangs coastal water. Image by Ethan Daniels / Shutterstock. Solomon Islands, 2019. 
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Demand for tropical timber is stripping Solomon Islands of its trees with grave repercussions for...

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Logs are piled up on a beach, left there by a logging company. Moving single logs and equipment is often expensive, so companies will leave them at local sites. Image by Monique Jaques. Solomon Islands, 2020.
Logs are piled up on a beach, left there by a logging company. Moving single logs and equipment is often expensive, so companies will leave them at local sites. Image by Monique Jaques. Solomon Islands, 2020.

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Pulitzer Center grantee John Beck joined the BBC Radio 4 program, "From Our Own Correspondent," to discuss his reporting on climate change in the Solomon Islands. Although it is one of the world's most heavily forested nations, the government estimates that all of the Solomon Islands' foliage could be gone by 2036. Beck is currently reporting on threats to the Solomon Islands and its forests for his Pulitzer Center-supported project, "The Solomon Islands' Vanishing Forests."

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