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What Now, Walrus?
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The convergence of Inuit wisdom and scientific study is helping researchers begin to understand what a changing Arctic means for the walrus (and...

The Ghosts of Cannery Row
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Despite its picturesque beauty, Canada’s cannery row was straight out of the Industrial Revolution, with an added measure of racial segregation....

Land Divided, Coast United
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In Gaza and Israel, on the Mediterranean coast, a perennial optimist and an environmental organization work to overcome a border for the sake of...

The Paper Boats of Troy
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With the right design, paper and water can mix to make a floatable boat.

Hugh and the Boobies
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Like characters in a soap opera, boobies on a remote Mexican island cheat, kill, and jostle for power. One devoted researcher has been there to...

Now It’s Personal
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They’re not just for restaurant suggestions. Personalization technologies can bring individual creatures right to your mobile device (and...

The Tenacity of Water Chestnuts
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To keep Massachusetts’s Mystic River friendly for boaters, a volunteer militia dives into the fray and beats back a well-armed invader.

If You Feed Them, They Will Come
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Science writer Cameron Walker explores a strange disconnect in our relationship with marine animals.

Becoming Seals
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A group of unlikely athletes finds camaraderie and relief from pain in the frigid North Pacific waters off Canada’s Saltspring Island.

Homo Oceanus
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Water is fundamental for life: does the human brain have a special placeholder for it?

Salmon Trees
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A researcher’s discovery that trees and animals depend on salmon as much as people do has far-reaching implications for British Columbia’s...

Other Fish to Fry
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As stocks of premium fish come under increasing stress from the growing human population, inventive chefs are cooking down the food chain, finding...

Building a More Ethical Aquarium
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Tropical fish collectors are loving the ocean to death. As the toll on reefs becomes better known, some public aquariums look for ways to lighten...

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