North America

Young Bald Eagles Live Life in the Fast Lane
Article - Short

Older eagles prefer to take it easy. 

No Happy Ending for the Vaquita
Article - Short

A last-ditch effort to save the vaquita has ended in tragedy.

How Not to Kill an Albatross
Article - Short

Accidental albatross deaths can be curtailed if commercial fishers make one simple change.

Beauty in Blackwater
Photo Essay

While most photographers are tucked in bed, this sharpshooter dons dive gear and searches for his subjects at the ocean’s surface, in the black of...

The Ecolabel Fable
Features

Buyer beware: sustainable seafood programs can’t guarantee ocean-friendly choices.

Saving Salmon’s Salmon
Article - Short

After decades of effort, landlocked Idaho, land of spuds and steers, is inching back to its status as salmon country. 

Collecting Eiderdown in a (Polar) Bear Market
Article - Short

A warming Arctic could be trouble for the eider duck—and for the Inuit communities that collect its insulating feathers. 

The Scientist Who Reads a Lost History in the Mud
Features

Hard working and tough as nails, Grace Brush did what others couldn’t—she teased out the mystery of the Chesapeake Bay.

Setting Fire in the Rain
Article - Short

British Columbia First Nations set fire to a forest that seemed too wet to burn.

Eau de Toilette
Article - Short

Coastal cities struggle with poopy shorelines, mostly from their own citizens. 

After the Fire, Oregon Braces for Mud
Article - Short

Intense wildfires ravaged the state, and now an Oregon geologist is raising the alarm about landslides.

Pollution and the Rise of the Orange Marsh Zombies
Article - Short

Why New England’s amphipods are turning into the scuttling undead.

Teach the Kids to Fish
Article - Short

By training the next generation of fishers through a hands-on mentorship program, scientists and fishers hope to feed the world for many lifetimes...

For Sale in Canada, Endangered Sharks’ Fins
Article - Short

Shark fin soup is on the menu in Canada, but a new investigation shows that some fins come from dubious, even illegal, sources.

Death of a Modern Wolf
Features

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

A Hard Shore Is a Dead Shore
Article - Short

How anti-erosion measures hurt fish—and living shorelines may help.

First Nations Test the Political Water with Fish Farm Protests
Article - Short

First Nations’ occupations of fish farms are rooted in a deeper conversation about Indigenous land rights.

Alaska’s Oyster Farmers Are Filling an Acidification-Driven Void
Article - Short

The state’s oyster farming industry is gaining ground as growers elsewhere struggle.

What Went Wrong With the Right Whales?
Article - Short

Necropsies reveal how six of the 12 North Atlantic right whales that died in Canadian waters this summer met their end.

Mutant Sea Stars Can Take the Heat
Article - Short

A mutation conferring higher heat tolerance is common among survivors of sea star wasting disease.

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