Slime, Shorebirds, and a Scientific Mystery

June 25, 2018

by Daniel Wood • Could the survival of millions of migrating shorebirds depend on the preservation of humble marine biofilm?

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The Future of Castro’s Crocs

June 19, 2018

by Shanna Baker • As a breeding facility works to retain a pure lineage of the Cuban crocodile, out in the wild the division between species is getting murkier all the time.

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Evicted by Climate Change

June 11, 2018

by Madeline Ostrander • Government regulations forced the Yup’ik to give up their semi-nomadic existence. Now, as the land around them vanishes, they’re puzzling through the problem of moving.

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The Mysterious Decline of Iceland’s American Invader

June 6, 2018

by Gloria Dickie • In Iceland, imported mink escaped fur farms and feasted their way through the food web—until nature bit back.

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A Fish Called Rockweed

May 29, 2018

by Ben Goldfarb • In Maine, a strange legal debate is raging over rights to the state’s most important seaweed.

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What History Gives, the Sea Steals

May 21, 2018

by Elizabeth Preston • In Scotland and around the world, archaeologists rush to understand ancient sites that climate change is both revealing and washing away.

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Row, Row, Row Your Coat

May 15, 2018

by Michael Engelhard • In Victorian England, re-engineered rain cloaks, umbrellas, and walking sticks floated adventurers down the Thames and, eventually, into the Arctic.

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Training the Polar Bear Patrol

May 8, 2018

by Eva Holland • A grassroots guard learns how to keep people and polar bears safe in a small Arctic community.

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When Mountains Fall into the Sea

May 1, 2018

by Tyee Bridge • As glaciers melt, unstable slopes are being exposed and are on the precipice of collapse.

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The Oil Spill Cleanup Illusion

April 23, 2018

by Andrew Nikiforuk • Why do we pretend to clean up oil spills in the ocean?

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