Environments

Spanish Empire Shipwrecks Offer New Data in the Quest to Understand Hurricanes
Article - Short

Caribbean Sea shipwrecks offer a high-resolution record of historical hurricane activity, which could be used to tune climate models. 

Crocodiles Rising
Features

In the Northern Territory of Australia, policymakers and biologists managed the impossible—making the benefits of living with a booming population...

Doing Science with Stories
Article - Short

The experiences of people who live close with the land offer a potentially valuable complement to traditional climate change data.  

The Big (Coastal) Squeeze
Photo Essay

Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Delta shoreline is at risk of getting squeezed out.

When Beach Nourishment Kills
Article - Short

Beneath San Diego’s pristine beaches, intertidal invertebrates are struggling to survive.

An Epic Migration along the Bottom of the Sea
Article - Short

The creatures that dwell on deep-sea hydrothermal vents have only a tenuous connection to life on other vents.

Okinawa’s Elders Rage Against the Marines
Features

The US military finds a surprising adversary on a small, strategic island in the East China Sea.

Vancouver’s Other Housing Crisis
Features

Clinging to the liveaboard life in one of the world’s most expensive cities.

Killer Competition
Article - Short

Disappearing sea ice means Alaskan killer whales are expanding their range, bringing them into increasing competition with indigenous beluga whale...

The Right to Roam
Video

Scotland’s liberal access laws make life a whole lot better for everyone.

How Ancient Rome’s 1% Hijacked the Beach
Features

The rich, the poor, and the battle for the Bay of Naples.

Who Controls the Coast?
Features

Squabbling over some of the world’s most valuable territory, the shoreline, is ultimately a very human thing to do.

Book Review: White Eskimo
Article - Short

The life of Arctic explorer Knud Rasmussen, who diligently documented Inuit spirituality and culture, is explored in this new biography.

A Warming Threat to Maine’s Lobsters
Article - Short

The water in the Gulf of Maine is warming rapidly, a change that could bring a once-rare lobster disease further north. 

The Sea Cucumber’s Vanishing Act
Features

Coastal communities don’t always realize their sea cucumbers are targets of a voracious, international fishery until it’s too late.

Like Swimming Through a Pharmacy
Article - Short

Researchers found a wide array of contaminants in Puget Sound fish. 

Flooding the Mississippi River Delta
Article - Short

Louisiana’s coastline is disappearing, but controlled floods could save what’s left (or even bring it back).

The Sadness of Solving a Mystery
Features

As science fills gaps in knowledge, do we lose our sense of wonder?

The Micro Monsters Beneath Your Beach Blanket
Photo Essay

Little things live big lives between grains of sand. 

Whale Graveyards
Article - Short

High and dry and surprisingly littered with whale bones.

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