People & Society

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...

First Nations Test the Political Water with Fish Farm Protests
Article - Short

First Nations’ occupations of fish farms are rooted in a deeper conversation about Indigenous land rights.

A Trail of Rocks Traces Historical Steamship Routes
Article - Short

The afterlife of gunk scraped out of ships’ boilers and chucked overboard.

From Prejudice to Pride
Features

In the 20th century, Japanese anthropologists and officials tried to hide the existence of the Indigenous Ainu. Then the Ainu fought back like...

The American Museum of the Alive and Well
Article - Short

Northwest coast First Nations are helping the American Museum of Natural History breathe life into an antiquated exhibit.

A Gin Tonic for Scots on the Rocks
Article - Short

In Scotland’s remote Outer Hebrides, a distillery is making kelp-infused gin—and slowing the tide of migration from one swiftly depopulating...

Saving the Ocean One Outfit at a Time
Features

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

Shellfish Diplomacy
Article - Short

By trading shellfish for water rights, two ancient Peruvian cultures seem to have avoided war.

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.

Sand? Mine!
Features

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

One Man’s Junk
Video

For 40 years, John has been collecting our garbage off the beach. Here’s where you can visit it.

Guardians of the Coast
Features

It hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but British Columbia’s coastal First Nations are joining forces to safeguard the coast.

Nostalgia and Peace on the Ocean
Video

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s short stretch of seaside refuge has outsized value.

The Power of Compassion
Features

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

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.

Blasting Through the Hunley Mystery
Features

A maverick scientist claims she has done what scores of researchers before her failed to do: solve the century-old mystery of why a legendary...

Kissing Bergs and Dancing the Innu Shuffle
Photo Essay

Reflections from a journey spanning St. John’s to Nain on Canada’s east coast.

Why Don’t Whales Get Out of the Way?
Article - Short

Ships are huge and loud, yet they seem to take whales by surprise.

Green Crabs Are Officially Delicious
Article - Short

Commodifying a harmful invader with technology typically used to pulverize chicken meat.

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