A Sunken Bridge the Size of a Continent

February 19, 2018

by Krista Langlois, Heather Pringle • A remote Arctic land may hold a vital missing chapter from human history. The only problem? It disappeared at the end of the last ice age.


Hawai‘i’s Last Outlaw Hippies

February 14, 2018

by Brendan Borrell • After half a century, the counterculture squatters of Kalalau Valley are facing a final eviction.


The Trees That Sail to Sea

February 6, 2018

by Brian Payton • In one of nature’s remarkable second acts, dead trees become driftwood and embark on transformative journeys.


Eel of Fortune

January 30, 2018

by Karen Pinchin • Against a backdrop of competing cultural and commercial interests, Canadian regulators will soon spin the wheel on the future of the little-understood American eel.


The Noose Beneath the Waves

January 23, 2018

by Sasha Chapman • Fishing gear can pose a deadly threat to whales—and to those who try to save them.


Why Iceland Is Turning Purple

January 16, 2018

by Egill Bjarnason • Buoyed by climate change, an invasive plant is taking over the landscape of the island nation.


Twilight for the Sawfish

January 8, 2018

by Jori Lewis • In West Africa, the sawfish was once a source of cultural pride and power. What happens to traditional African cultures as it disappears?


Fish Feel Pain. Now What?

January 1, 2018

by Ferris Jabr • Terrestrial animals get humane treatment and legal protections, but until now, fish pain has largely been ignored.


Fish, Drugs, and Murder

December 12, 2017

by Alexander Villegas • For years, Costa Rica was synonymous with tourism, sustainability, and biodiversity. Now collapsing fisheries have led to turmoil.


Quick Sand, Dirty Money

December 5, 2017

Story by Kimon de Greef • Illegal sand mining in South Africa is starving beaches of sand, ruining rivers, and endangering lives.