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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.

Elevating the Maine Scallop to Haute Cuisine
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Maine scallops are delicious, but lobsters get all the glory. One woman is on a quest to change that.

Swimming with Tuna
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A controversial plan for a tourist attraction sparks questions about South Australia’s celebrated tuna ranching industry.

A Burning Problem For Mangroves
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In Madagascar’s Bay of Assassins, villagers balance mangrove use and conservation. How much longer can they do it?

The Curious Case of Bermuda’s Mysterious Turtle
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Operation Green Turtle was considered one of the most audacious failures in the history of conservation biology—until a stunning nest inspired...

A Sunken Bridge the Size of a Continent
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A remote Arctic land may hold a vital missing chapter from human history. The only problem? It disappeared at the end of the last ice age.

What the Ancient Oyster Knows
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Scientists in the emerging field of conservation paleobiology believe that the key to oyster conservation could be contained in ancient shells....

Fast Bird, Slow Food
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In New Zealand, sooty shearwater populations are being restored with the collective knowledge of Māori harvesters and seabird researchers.

Welcome to the Arctic, Fish
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As the climate changes, the Arctic Ocean beckons Pacific salmon and other species. How will we fish responsibly?

Ticked Off on Martha’s Vineyard
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Forget rubbing elbows with the rich and famous, you’re more likely to get Lyme disease on the island.

Rio, the Olympics, and Broken Promises
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Before the games even begin in Brazil’s most famous coastal city, there are winners and losers.

The Oil Spill Cleanup Illusion
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Why do we pretend to clean up oil spills in the ocean?

The Museum at the End of the World
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Natalie Goodall built a museum for rare marine mammals in one of the world’s least likely places for a scientific institution.

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