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Derrick Z. Jackson is an essayist for The Boston Globe and a climate and energy writer for the Union of Concerned Scientists. He was a 2001 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary, a two-time winner of opinion awards from the Education Writers Association and a nine-time winner from the National Association of Black Journalists. He is the co-author and photographer ofProject Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock, published in 2015. Besides his nature photography, his images of Barack Obama were exhibited by Boston’s Museum of African American History. Jackson was a Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University in 1984. A resident of Cambridge, he holds honorary degrees from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, the Episcopal Divinity School, Salem State College, and the human rights award from Curry College in Milton.