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Death of a Modern Wolf
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Once feared, vilified, and exterminated, the wolves of Vancouver Island face an entirely different threat: our fascination, our presence, and our...

From Prejudice to Pride
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In the 20th century, Japanese anthropologists and officials tried to hide the existence of the Indigenous Ainu. Then the Ainu fought back like...

Saving the Ocean One Outfit at a Time
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The sea suffers for fashion. Kombucha leather and leased jeans to the rescue.

Avoiding Extinction
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Giving Mexico’s rarest porpoise, the vaquita, a fighting chance in the face of poverty, corruption, and greed.

Sand? Mine!
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Our insatiable need for concrete has led to destructive mining around the world. How can we do it better?

Guardians of the Coast
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It hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but British Columbia’s coastal First Nations are joining forces to safeguard the coast.

The Oral History of Toothless Whales
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Baleen whales carry their medical records in their mouths.

The Power of Compassion
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Why humpback whales rescue seals and why volunteering for beach cleanups improves your health.

Peeping in on the Mile Deep Club
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Braving an Antarctic winter to catch Chilean sea bass in the act.

Blasting Through the Hunley Mystery
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A maverick scientist claims she has done what scores of researchers before her failed to do: solve the century-old mystery of why a legendary...

A Teen Whaler in the Age of Cyberbullies
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Internet death threats hound a young Alaskan after a successful hunt.

Hunger’s Children
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Fleeing the Irish Famine, some immigrants brought their islands with them to North America.

How Many Countries Does it Take to Save a Fish?
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All of them—which makes conservation difficult when your neighbors keep poaching.

Watts in the Water
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Our oceans contain enough energy to power the planet—if we could just get our hands on it.

Coastal Books to Keep the Kids Busy This Summer
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From the Shark Lady to refugees who traveled by sea, this season’s stories are sure to inspire.

The Lunar Sea
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The moon influences life in a surprising and subtle way: with its light.

In the Land of Lost Gardens
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Tireless in her quest, ethnobotanist Nancy Turner works with indigenous elders to preserve plant knowledge dating back to the First People in the...

Throwing Dead Fish for Fun and Ecological Profit
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Chucking chum and coho carcasses into a salmon-spawning stream supports more than just an ecosystem.

Here Be White Bears
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While dragons and other mythical beasts marked the charts of early mariners, Renaissance maps were illustrated with images—part fantasy and part...

When New York Harbor Is Your Classroom
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An unusual New York City public high school where the school bus is a ferry, teachers are called crew, and some classes are held underwater is...

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