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A Puerto Rican scientist defends an ecological gem and wins a Goldman Environmental Prize

Luis Jorge Rivera Herrera grew up surfing a wild stretch of Puerto Rican coast called the Northeast Ecological Corridor. Years later, when he learned of plans to build two massive resorts in the area known for its biodiversity and as an important nesting site for endangered leatherback turtles, he rallied opposition to the project.