Avoiding Extinction

September 20, 2017

by Sarah Gilman • Giving Mexico’s rarest porpoise, the vaquita, a fighting chance in the face of poverty, corruption, and greed.

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Sand? Mine!

September 13, 2017

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

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The Oral History of Toothless Whales

August 28, 2017

by Jennifer S. Holland

Baleen whales carry their medical records in their mouths.

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Blasting Through the Hunley Mystery

August 23, 2017

by Evan Lubofsky

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 Civil War submarine sank.

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The Great Quake and the Great Drowning

August 21, 2017

by Ann Finkbeiner

Mega-quakes have periodically rocked North America’s Pacific Northwest. Indigenous people told terrifying stories about the devastation but refused to leave.

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The Power of Compassion

August 15, 2017

by Elin Kelsey

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

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Peeping in on the Mile Deep Club

August 8, 2017

by Eloise Gibson

Braving an Antarctic winter to catch Chilean sea bass in the act.

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The Fisher Kings

July 25, 2017

by Zach Zorich

Along southern Florida’s coast, the ancient Calusa constructed an entire island of shell and defied the Spanish Conquest.

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Hunger’s Children

July 18, 2017

by Ann Finkbeiner

Fleeing the Irish Famine, some immigrants brought their islands with them to North America.

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How Many Countries Does it Take to Save a Fish?

July 11, 2017

by Sasha Chapman

All of them—which makes conservation difficult when your neighbors keep poaching.

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