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A team of scientists and land managers is racing to save a butterfly that depends on fragile coastal habitat.

A Synagogue with a Floor of Sand
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Sand covering the sanctuary floor in a Curaçao synagogue muffles sound, but speaks volumes to the history of Judaism in the Caribbean.

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In a Washington State lake, two of the most globally invasive crayfish species are duking it out. Should we step in?

The Unforgettable Pia Arke
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Ever heard of Arctic hysteria? Neither did this Danish-Greenlandic artist until 1995, and then she forever changed the way we view Arctic...

How to Fund an Expedition
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Charles Francis Hall had the courage to explore the Arctic—and the savvy to get the wealthy to pay for it.

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One of Canada’s more northerly communities reinvents its relationship with a thawing landscape.

The Uncertain Future of Puffin for Dinner
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Hunting and eating puffins are Icelandic traditions. But for how much longer?

The Last Trial of the Codfather
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Since his release from prison in the 1980s, Carlos Rafael has ruthlessly run his Massachusetts seafood business with little regard for the law....

The Mysterious Disappearance of Keith Davis
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The unsettling disappearance of a fisheries observer sparks questions about safety on the high seas and the fate of the fish stocks observers...

The Big Sort
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Clearing tonnes of plastic debris off beaches is only the first step—then comes the conundrum of what to do with it all.

Return of the Mummers
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The people of Newfoundland and Labrador revive an eccentric tradition that’s part Christmas, part Halloween, to celebrate the holidays.

The Clam That Sank a Thousand Ships
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These infamous clams are invading new areas, buoyed by climate change and the 2011 tsunami in Japan.

An Act of Forgiveness Fuels a Fight in the Arctic
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Greenpeace and movie stars mend fences with a Nunavut hamlet as it heads to the Canadian Supreme Court.

The Questionable Science of Vancouver’s Port Expansion
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A flawed environmental impact assessment may have consequences for the western sandpiper.

Battling the Dike Mafia
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A renegade biologist is challenging a millennium of German dike-building tradition.

New Coastal Books for Curious Kids
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Choose downtime over screen time during the holidays with engaging reads that explore diversity in coastal environments and in people.

Slime, Shorebirds, and a Scientific Mystery
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Could the survival of millions of migrating shorebirds depend on the preservation of humble marine biofilm?

Weapons of War Litter the Ocean Floor
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At least one million tonnes of chemical weapons were dumped in the oceans between 1919 and 1980. Now what?

Saving Birds from Oil Spills
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Some sources insist that most birds affected by an oil spill will die prematurely, even if they’ve been carefully cleaned. Two experts weigh in on...

Cruising into the Arctic’s Open Arms
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As sea ice changes and the Northwest Passage becomes accessible, a luxury cruise ship descends on the small community of Ulukhaktok.

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