Environments

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.

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.

Living in the Sand
Photo Essay

There’s a whole lot more on the ocean floor if you just know where to look for it.

Protectors of the Penguins
Video

Meet the people who stand between the world’s last wild populations of African penguins and extinction.

Mutant Sea Stars Can Take the Heat
Article - Short

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

In a Changing Climate, Conservative Elephant Seals Suffer
Article - Short

Elephant seals that shirk traditional foraging grounds fare better during times of change.

Saving the Ocean One Outfit at a Time
Features

The sea suffers for fashion. Kombucha leather and leased jeans to the rescue.

Can the United States Afford Another Hurricane?
Article - Short

Repeated storms are stretching the public and private sectors thin.

Avoiding Extinction
Features

Giving Mexico’s rarest porpoise, the vaquita, a fighting chance in the face of poverty, corruption, and greed.

These Cages Save Baby Fish
Article - Short

On developed shorelines, oyster shell “safe houses” offer sanctuary.

Sand? Mine!
Features

Our insatiable need for concrete has led to destructive mining around the world. How can we do it better?

The Oral History of Toothless Whales
Features

Baleen whales carry their medical records in their mouths.

Scaling Back the Mississippi Delta
Article - Short

An invasive insect is chewing through the cane that holds the delta together.

California: the State of Salmon
Article - Short

Even if the levees are torn down, chinook restoration faces walls.

Spineless Beauty
Photo Essay

These tiny marine creatures are enormously photogenic.

The Foragin’ of Species
Article - Short

An unprecedented three-week scavenger hunt sets a baseline for marine biodiversity.

The Power of Compassion
Features

Why humpback whales rescue seals and why volunteering for beach cleanups improves your health.

Breaking. Bad?
Article - Short

New research shows there’s life in the wake of Antarctica’s crack epidemic.

Did Climate Change Bring Down Late Bronze Age Civilizations?
Article - Short

Marine archaeologists excavating the eastern Mediterranean are learning how the Bronze Age Mycenaean, Egyptian, and Anatolian Empires fell.

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