Threats to water and biodiversity are linked. A new U.S. envoy role tackles them both

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Monica Medina, assistant secretary of state for oceans and international environmental and scientific affairs is pictured on Sept. 20 in New York City. She will take on additional responsibilities as an envoy on biodiversity and water resources.

“The loss of nature and rising water insecurity are global health threats that must be confronted together,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

(Image credit: Monica Schipper/Getty Images for WWF Internation)

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