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.
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.
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.
September 26, 2017
by Heather Pringle and Amorina Kingdon • The sea suffers for fashion. Kombucha leather and leased jeans to the rescue.
September 20, 2017
by Sarah Gilman • Giving Mexico’s rarest porpoise, the vaquita, a fighting chance in the face of poverty, corruption, and greed.
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?
August 28, 2017
by Jennifer S. Holland
Baleen whales carry their medical records in their mouths.
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.
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.
August 15, 2017
by Elin Kelsey
Why humpback whales rescue seals and why volunteering for beach cleanups improves your health.