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.


The Hunger Games: Two Killer Whales, Same Sea, Different Diets

November 28, 2017

by Larry Pynn • The Salish Sea’s resident killer whales are in trouble—and garnering all the headlines—but transient killer whales traveling the same waters seem to be doing fine.


Death by Killer Algae

November 21, 2017

by Claudia Geib • When 343 sei whales died from a harmful algal bloom in Chilean Patagonia, they opened a window into the effect changing climate is having on marine mammals, our oceans, and us.


Landlocked Islanders

November 14, 2017

by Krista Langlois • Can Marshall Islanders whose lives are tied to the sea maintain their culture in Oklahoma?


The Ecolabel Fable

November 7, 2017

by Raina Delisle • Buyer beware: sustainable seafood programs can’t guarantee ocean-friendly choices.


The Scientist Who Reads a Lost History in the Mud

November 1, 2017

by Ann Finkbeiner • Hard working and tough as nails, Grace Brush did what others couldn’t—she teased out the mystery of the Chesapeake Bay.


Damming Eden

October 24, 2017

by Emilienne Malfatto • As a massive dam nears completion in Turkey, residents downriver in the idyllic Mesopotamian Marshes prepare to see their homeland destroyed—again.


Death of a Modern Wolf

October 17, 2017

by J.B. MacKinnon • Once feared, vilified, and exterminated, the wolves of Vancouver Island face an entirely different threat: our fascination, our presence, and our selfies.