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.

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From Prejudice to Pride

October 10, 2017

by Jude Isabella • In the 20th century, Japanese anthropologists and officials tried to hide the existence of the Indigenous Ainu. Then the Ainu fought back like their cousins, the bears.

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Whales Through a New Lens

October 2, 2017

by Erich Hoyt • Forty years ago, the world’s whale researchers met in Indiana. The now legendary, but nearly forgotten, meeting changed the way scientists and the public see whales—and it all started with a few photographs.

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Saving the Ocean One Outfit at a Time

September 26, 2017

by Heather Pringle and Amorina Kingdon • The sea suffers for fashion. Kombucha leather and leased jeans to the rescue.

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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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