Environments

Stories from the Seven Seas
Article - Short

Coastal stories that washed up on our shore.

Europa’s Salty Sea
Article - Short

Research suggests chemical similarities between the oceans on Earth and Europa.

The Subterranean Cartographers
Article - Short

An intrepid team of scientists explores and maps the lava tubes of the Galapagos Islands.

Life Finds a Way
Article - Short

How will Japan’s new volcanic island turn green?

Book Review: The Undersea Network
Article - Short

A new book, and companion website, maps the Internet’s fiber-optic backbone.

Elusive Underwater Waves Hold An Uncertain Grip on the Climate
Article - Short

Scientists are braving the treacherous Tasman Sea to learn about internal waves.

The Salt Flats of Trapani
Article - Short

Don Genova discovers a crystalline link to his ancestors on the Sicilian shore.

Glacier-Fed Life
Article - Short

Scientists are closing in on a whole new way of understanding the importance of glaciers.

The Brine Revolution
Features

Did lowly shellfish change the world?

Bandits on the Beach
Features

What island raccoons tell us about fear. 

What Now, Walrus?
Features

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
Features

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

Hugh and the Boobies
Features

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...

Water Wars: Seeping Saltwater is Threatening Our Drinking Water
Article - Short

Spurred by sea level rise and mismanagement, salty ocean water is contaminating crucial coastal freshwater.

Australia’s Extremophile Coral Could Be Key to Saving the World’s Reefs
Article - Short

These resilient corals can handle conditions that would decimate other species.

Homo Oceanus
Features

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

Salmon Trees
Features

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
Features

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

Coastal Villages that Moved Away
Article - Short

Build a dam, Sam. Set off a bomb, Dom. Block a view, Lou. There are at least 50 ways to move your coastal village, but we’ve narrowed it down to...

The Pirate Naturalist
Article - Short

Talented navigator, diligent observer, and bad-boy buccaneer, William Dampier may be the most accomplished travel writer and naturalist you’ve...

Pages