North America

Proposed Policies Could Make America Overfished Again
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A new “fish bill” could weaken regulations that have helped fisheries recover across the United States.

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

Pinch Me
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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?

Caller ID for Dolphins
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Researchers have developed an algorithm that identifies species by their calls and could help make population estimates.

The Effects of Invasive Pythons Slither through the Everglades
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Pythons may be setting off a cascade of ecosystem changes. 

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...

Arctic Shipping Traffic Has Been Rising for Decades
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The opening of the Arctic Ocean is not a new phenomenon.

For Sharks, Even Catch and Release Can Kill
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Conservation-minded fishermen are doing more damage than they intend.

The Mystery of the 19th-Century Maine Marine Monster
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Before cameras and submersibles were commonplace, scientists had to rely on fishermen for intel on ocean creatures.

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.

Snakes That Swim with Salmon
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Snakes’ wide-ranging diet and ability to slither into all manner of habitats lead to unexpected human-wildlife interactions.

A Wall Worth Building: Making Clam Habitat Great Again
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On the Pacific Northwest coast, indigenous groups are reinvigorating the ancient practice of clam gardening.

What Happens When an Endangered Whale Pod Loses its Wise Old Grandma?
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With the death of Granny, the matriarch of the northeast Pacific’s southern resident killer whales, a century’s worth of knowledge and leadership...

People of the Sea Ice See Cracks Forming
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One of Canada’s more northerly communities reinvents its relationship with a thawing landscape.

Political Suppression of Science: Lessons from Canada
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Canadian scientists are lending support to worried American peers. 

Global Warming Is Changing How the Ocean Carries Sound
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Scientists are using an underwater drone to study a mysterious new sound channel in the Beaufort Sea.

Archaeological Find Puts Humans in North America 10,000 Years Earlier Than Thought
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New evidence suggests human presence in a Yukon cave during the last ice age 24,000 years ago.

Competition Pressured Killer Whales into Menopause
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Selfish daughters, not altruistic grandmothers, could explain the evolution of menopause.

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 Hunter’s Designer Shades
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Yup’ik hunters wore visors decorated with beautiful charms and designs.

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