Business & Economics

Book Review: The Fish Market
Article - Short

The complex story of sustainable seafood and the systems that make it possible.

How to Fund an Expedition
Features

Charles Francis Hall had the courage to explore the Arctic—and the savvy to get the wealthy to pay for it.

Political Suppression of Science: Lessons from Canada
Article - Short

Canadian scientists are lending support to worried American peers. 

Radioactive Refuges
Article - Short

A heavily-exploited Japanese fish found sanctuary after the 2011 Fukushima earthquake. 

Tapping the Freshwater Ocean Under the Sea
Article - Short

Vast stores of fresh water exist deep beneath the seafloor—but who gets to decide how they’re used?

The Last Trial of the Codfather
Features

Since his release from prison in the 1980s, Carlos Rafael has ruthlessly run his Massachusetts seafood business with little regard for the law....

Reinforce and Build
Article - Short

The vicious cycle driving development on Florida’s most fragile beaches.

Oft-Overlooked Jellyfisheries Are Too Big to Ignore
Article - Short

Jellyfish fisheries are booming, but we still don’t know if they’re a good idea.

Battling the Dike Mafia
Features

A renegade biologist is challenging a millennium of German dike-building tradition.

Europe’s Race to Save Its Rice
Article - Short

Biologists are trying to breed a salt- and snail-resistant line of European rice.

During Sandy, Wetlands Averted US $625-Million in Damages
Article - Short

A new analysis confirms the protective role played by wetlands.

Commercial Ships Could Be Quieter, but They Aren’t
Article - Short

Shipbuilding economics and lack of regulations are getting in the way of a quieter ocean.

New Research Assuages Some Worries About Mosquito Net Fishing
Article - Short

Fishing with mosquito nets is widespread, but potentially less destructive than thought. 

Swimming with Tuna
Features

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

A Burning Problem For Mangroves
Features

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

The Collateral Damage of Yankee Whaling
Infographic

New research shows that 100,000 dead whales were just the tip of the iceberg. 

Keeping Track of Deep-Sea Mining
Article - Short

A new website uses ship location data to track deep-sea mining exploration. 

The Shark Fin Ban That Should Be Banned
Article - Short

Why eliminating the shark fin trade in the United States is bad for sharks and legitimate fishers.  

Making Money Out of Mud
Photo Essay

In the degraded environment of Pakistan’s Indus Delta region, where locals who depend on fishing struggle to sustain themselves, crab fattening...

Taking a Buyout from the Beach
Article - Short

A market-based initiative could help people escape from deteriorating beaches.

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