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Making climate ‘a human story’

, by Lauren Easton

Today AP launched a 12-part series about efforts underway around the world to save or revive ecosystems and restore landscapes and species in a world affected by human activity and climate change.

Diver Everton Simpson untangles lines of staghorn coral at a coral nursery inside the White River Fish Sanctuary on Feb. 11, 2019, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A new installment of “What Can Be Saved?” will be published each week in video, photos, text, infographics and more.

“We really thought long and hard about what could we do on the environment that would be different, that would really engage people, that would reach a big audience,” said AP Managing Editor Brian Carovillano.

“This is really great coverage, amazing, visually stunning journalism with great characters that hopefully really connects with people around the world.” 

Carovillano describes the variety of content available and the series as a whole in this AP video:

The first part of the series, which was published Tuesday morning, examines coral reefs under stress around the world and how a dedicated effort in Jamaica brought them back from the brink.

All of the stories will be available online.

“What Can Be Saved?” is produced in collaboration with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. AP retains all editorial control.

Read more about the series.