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Book Review: The Battle for Paradise
Article - Short

A remote Costa Rican village must choose: surfing or tuna?

Eleven New Coastal-Themed Books for Kids
Features

Stories from the coast to share with the children in your life.

The Original Container Ships
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Big ships plus lots of money equaled handy profits for Spain when it ran the world’s first trans-Pacific trading enterprise.

Was Pottery Invented to Process Fish?
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Wherever researchers look, the advent of pottery always seems connected to fish. 

Old Coast, New Coast: Halifax Harbour
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One December morning, the world’s largest explosion tore through the heart of Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia. The city grieved, rebuilt, and carried...

May the Crosh Be With You
Article - Short

Forget that lucky rabbit’s foot; try a fish bone instead.

What Declassified Spy Images Are Teaching Us About Climate Change
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Using early military satellite imagery, scientists are pushing back the timeline on scientific Earth observation.

Consistently Lovely: the Exceptional Field Notes of Martin H. Moynihan
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From gulls to squids to monkeys, a Panama-based biologist melds art and science in his highly detailed field books.

Film Review: On the Edge of the World
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On Haida Gwaii, there is beauty, perseverance, and an unstoppable culture. A documentary highlights the battle for sustainability, past and...

All Three Sides of the Story
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Five geographical triangles that shaped the ocean’s history. 

Stories from the Seven Seas
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A weekly roundup of coastal news.

Under the Crab-Claw Sails
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When food was short, Pacific Island sailors loaded their boats with pottery and set off on long trading journeys in striking triple-hulled canoes...

How Hurricane Katrina Saved Cameron Parish
Article - Short

Not a month after Katrina, an even stronger hurricane slammed into Louisiana. Almost no one died.

Peace: That Ship Has Sailed
Features

Dragged from the muck of a California bay, the original “peace boat” that sailed in 1958 to protest nuclear weapons is back. Sort of.

[Pirate] Talk Is Cheap
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Pirate dress, however, is a bit of an investment.

Plankton Bloom Heralded Earth’s Greatest Extinction
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Nutrient runoff may have triggered a burst of marine life before death set in.

The Great Quake and the Great Drowning
Features

Mega-quakes have periodically rocked North America’s Pacific Northwest. Indigenous people told terrifying stories about the devastation but...

Cod Currency
Article - Short

Before cold, hard cash became common in Newfoundland, salty fish served as the currency of choice.

Trial by Fire: the End of the Beothuk
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Traces of a mysterious fire, recently discovered, signal the beginning of the end of the indigenous culture.

New Orleans Is Katrina-Ready—Is it Also Ready for the Future?
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Climate change, rising sea levels, and strengthening storms mean the new levees, pumps, and barriers might not be enough.

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