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May 7, 2009: Josef Krecek, Our Expedition's "Green Hero"

I read about the Earthwatch Principal Investigator in the Czech Republic, Josef Krecek. In 2003, he was nominated by Time Europe magazine as a "Green Hero." They described him as a "Light in the Black Triangle." His detailed investigations and findings over the past 27 years have provided solid scientific evidence linking the dismal decline of native forest and fish stocks to atmospheric pollution and poor stewardship of the land during mining operations.

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