Environments

Big Bird in the City
Article - Short

If done carefully, great blue heron habitat and urban development can coexist.

Saving a Coral Reef, One Transplant at a Time
Article - Short

First developed in the 1970s, coral reef transplants are finally proving effective.

Florida’s White Ibises May Be Spreading Disease
Article - Short

The increasingly urban birds are carrying salmonella. 

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.

Scientists Confirm: “the Blob” Really Messed Up the Northeast Pacific
Article - Short

The Pacific warm water “Blob” contributed to a record toxic algae bloom.

The Clam That Sank a Thousand Ships
Features

These infamous clams are invading new areas, buoyed by climate change and the 2011 tsunami in Japan.

“Ghost Forests” Are, Surprisingly, a Sign of Resilience
Article - Short

Nature is fighting sea level rise in its own way.

There Is Life on a Dead Coral Reef
Article - Short

Even dead and dying reefs still provide essential habitats for some marine life.

An Act of Forgiveness Fuels a Fight in the Arctic
Features

Greenpeace and movie stars mend fences with a Nunavut hamlet as it heads to the Canadian Supreme Court.

The Questionable Science of Vancouver’s Port Expansion
Features

A flawed environmental impact assessment may have consequences for the western sandpiper.

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.

Slime, Shorebirds, and a Scientific Mystery
Features

Could the survival of millions of migrating shorebirds depend on the preservation of humble marine biofilm?

Weapons of War Litter the Ocean Floor
Features

At least one million tonnes of chemical weapons were dumped in the oceans between 1919 and 1980. Now what?

Book Review: Finding Franklin
Article - Short

Teasing the fate of Sir John Franklin’s expedition from the frozen Arctic has been an obsession of searchers since 1854.

Life Aboard the Wreck of the HMCS Annapolis
Article - Short

Through a new biodiversity survey, the Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia is setting out to show how life takes to an artificial reef....

Biased Tide Gauges Mean We’ve Been Systematically Underestimating Sea Level Rise
Article - Short

Most historical tide gauges were installed in the northern hemisphere, a legacy that has been skewing scientists’ modern interpretations of sea...

Cruising into the Arctic’s Open Arms
Features

As sea ice changes and the Northwest Passage becomes accessible, a luxury cruise ship descends on the small community of Ulukhaktok.

Is This the Year Governments Protect Antarctica’s Seas?
Article - Short

The odds world governments will finally agree to establish marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean are looking better than ever. 

Elevating the Maine Scallop to Haute Cuisine
Features

Maine scallops are delicious, but lobsters get all the glory. One woman is on a quest to change that.

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