Technology & Engineering

Building a Fence out of Sound
Article - Short

This highly specific noisemaker drives seals away. 

Uncovering the Culture of Bronze Age Logboats
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The advent of metal tools created demand for a European trade network—and boats to deliver the goods.

Real Sunken Cities
Article - Short

These five sunken cities testify to the risks of coastal life.

Seaweed Economics 101: Boom and Bust in the North Atlantic
Features

Coastal communities have watched the economic pendulum—and their futures—swing wildly when it comes to relying on seaweed as an industry. Is there...

Reclaiming an Old Home for the Hawaiian Petrel
Article - Short

An endangered bird’s future looks bright as 10 get set to take flight.

A Shot of Lime
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Lime juice is a cheap and easy way to exterminate crown-of-thorns starfish.

How to Get Drunken, Sailor
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Five historic drinks that helped seafarers get three sheets to the wind.

The Inventor of the Seismic Air Gun Is Trying to Supplant His Controversial Creation
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The seismic air gun was a huge improvement over what came before, but it’s far from perfect.

Stopping the Stowaways
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Ships’ ballast tanks are full of unwanted tagalongs, and researchers are working out the best way to kill them. 

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

Mangrove Forests Are Being Starved of Mud
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Dams are leaving mangroves dangerously short on dirt. 

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.

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

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

Hunting Seals with a Puma
Article - Short

In the remote North Pacific, researchers are turning to drones to scout the endangered Hawaiian monk seal.  

Noise in a Modern Ocean
Video

The incessant noise in today’s oceans creates an acoustic smog that challenges animals’ survival.

Stories from the Seven Seas
Article - Short

A weekly roundup of coastal news.

The Rama Versus the Canal
Features

One small indigenous community is fighting the powers behind the Nicaragua Canal—will they win this round?

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.

Is Deep Sea Mining a Savior or a Scourge?
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Experts weigh in on Solwara 1, the world’s first pilot project to mine the deep sea.

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