Policy & Law

Vancouver’s Other Housing Crisis
Features

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

The Right to Roam
Video

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

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.

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.

Indigenous Cooperation a Model for Walrus Conservation
Article - Short

From Alaska and Russia, traditional hunters meet to discuss threats to their way of life. 

US Navy’s New Sonar Rules May Be Worse for Dolphins and Whales
Article - Short

Lawsuits prompted the navy to restrict their use of sonar, but now some biologists say the changes may be making things worse.

Mud, Shuck, and Spat
Article - Short

The future of Chesapeake Bay’s oysters depends on interstate cooperation.

Fishing the Deep
Article - Short

Is it time to start fishing the deep sea? Some scientists are urging caution. 

To Ease the South China Sea Dispute, Look to the Arctic
Article - Short

Political scientists offer a legal model to move the region forward.

Can the Market Save the World’s Fisheries?
Article - Short

One investment firm thinks sustainable fisheries and Wall Street profits can go hand in hand.

Guardians of the Groves
Article - Short

India’s first mangrove protection agency is facing off against slumlords, polluters, and even its own government.

In the Salish Sea, Whale Watchers Frequently Getting Too Close
Article - Short

A nonprofit is tracking potential violations of whale watching regulations by commercial and private watchers. 

Nine Out of Ten Shark Scientists Agree: Sustainable Shark Fishing Is Fine
Article - Short

Researchers worry extreme voices in the conservation community may be overshadowing an evidence-based approach.

Jack Orr, Whale Hunter
Article - Short

Churchill’s belugas may be headed for trouble, and Jack Orr wants to help them. But first he has to catch one. 

Even Turtles Need “Me Time”
Article - Short

Ecotourism is only truly eco-friendly if it takes animals’ schedules into account. 

Book Review: Ocean Country
Article - Short

A life-threatening accident sets journalist Liz Cunningham on a life-changing journey. 

How to Get Drunken, Sailor
Article - Short

Five historic drinks that helped seafarers get three sheets to the wind.

A Fishy Plan
Article - Short

Canada’s new government says it’s going to expand the country’s marine protected areas. Scientists worry the government is cutting corners to hit...

How Canada Is Failing Its Fish
Article - Short

Canada has a legal framework for protecting species at risk. It just isn’t really using it.

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