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Big Win for Sea Turtles in Puerto Rico

Last spring Puerto Rico bucked a decades-long trend by protecting 3,000 acres of pristine beaches and mangroves along the Northeast Ecological Corridor. A new law marks an unexpectedly happy ending to a 15-year battle fought by environmental activists to wrest this portion of the Caribbean island’s coast–which includes a vital nesting area for the endangered leatherback turtle–from the construction cranes of developers.

Going Green for Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is about the last thing you’d associate with conservation — if anything it’s a holiday celebrating hedonism at its best. Which is why we were glad to hear from Gadling that at least one element of the Fat Tuesday celebrations is taking a greener tack. Instead of wandering around the French Quarter risking…