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Seaweed Economics 101: Boom and Bust in the North Atlantic
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Coastal communities have watched the economic pendulum—and their futures—swing wildly when it comes to relying on seaweed as an industry. Is there...

The 12 Days of Christmas … Island
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For the holiday season we bring you a gift—the history of an extraordinary place.

Spearfishing for the Soul
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Spearfishing is a dangerous and often violent sport … but for some people, it’s also spiritual.

Devils Go to Prison
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Tasmania’s Forestier and Tasman Peninsulas once segregated criminals from civilization. Now, they’ll isolate Tasmanian devils from a rampant...

It Really Is the Little Things in Life
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The rush to understand the hidden world of marine plankton.

The Unique Language of Newfoundland
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Isolated in the North Atlantic, the people of Newfoundland and Labrador developed a subtle and beautiful lexicon to describe their...

The Civilizing Power of Nature
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Science writer Andrew Lawler probes new ideas about how El Niño transformed ancient human societies—and what this means for our future.

Storm Coast
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The inner workings of coastal storms—a phenomenon both terrifying and mesmerizing—that batter western Canada.

Eleven New Coastal-Themed Books for Kids
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Stories from the coast to share with the children in your life.

Landlocked Islanders
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Can Marshall Islanders whose lives are tied to the sea maintain their culture in Oklahoma?

Down on the Bayou
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In the secretive world of Louisiana’s bayous, two kayakers look for the ivory-billed woodpecker and trade confidences about fathers, children, and...

Secrets of a Small Island
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Before Europeans arrived, California’s Santa Cruz Island was an economic powerhouse for the Chumash people.

Letting Go of Paradise
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Three years after Superstorm Sandy slammed into New Jersey’s coast, few local communities want to accept that the Shore’s glory days are numbered...

Fishonomics 101: the Illusion of Abundance
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How globalization of the seafood industry keeps consumers in the dark and prices down.

Strangers on the Shore
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Foreign species hitchhiked across the Pacific on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami—now researchers along the North American coast are...

A Swedish Island’s Rare Balancing Act
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On Öland, humans and grazing cattle have created a haven of biodiversity and preserved it for thousands of years.

Whales Through a New Lens
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Forty years ago, the world’s whale researchers met in Indiana. The now legendary, but nearly forgotten, meeting changed the way scientists and the...

Peace: That Ship Has Sailed
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Dragged from the muck of a California bay, the original “peace boat” that sailed in 1958 to protest nuclear weapons is back. Sort of.

The Great Quake and the Great Drowning
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Mega-quakes have periodically rocked North America’s Pacific Northwest. Indigenous people told terrifying stories about the devastation but...

Embracing the Weirdness of Waterless Waterways
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The drought in California has created an obsession with water, but sometimes, no water is just fine.

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