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Rocky St-Onge hardly speaks a word of English, though he sings along to Johnny Cash just fine. But as the staccato of “I Walk the Line” fills his minivan, its message of staying within boundaries goes right out the open
The little auk, a stout black-and-white seabird that breeds in the Arctic, dives up to 27 meters to grab a bite. Its favorite food, especially in the summer when it’s raising young, is a tiny, fast-swimming crustacean known as a
Every good horror movie needs a sequel, and the follow-up to the real-life 2015 disaster the Blob is coming soon. But this time, the deadly warming in the eastern Pacific Ocean is being produced by the Arctic. Sea ice is
Beside a spit of land jutting into a swampy enclosure, a female crocodile breaks the waterline, the bony ridges on her back jagged like an electrocardiogram. Her eyes track six sweat-soaked men standing in a haphazard semicircle, gripping poles twice
It’s a sunny day in southern Louisiana, and I’m sitting on a porch listening to 91-year-old Wenceslaus Billiot, the oldest member of the Isle de Jean Charles band of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, describe how the island has changed throughout his long
A rare earth element critical to the diagnosis of medical conditions is accumulating in the world’s oceans—and no one knows exactly how, and if, it will affect the marine ecosystem. Nearly half a billion doses of the element gadolinium have
Put yourself, for a moment, in the fins of a juvenile herring. You were born in the spring, after your mother’s egg and your father’s milt mingled on a strand of eelgrass in a British Columbia inlet, the bay colored
This article was originally published in High Country News, a magazine about the American West’s environment and communities. Read more stories like this at hcn.org. On a warm September Saturday in 2002, Amy Cordalis stood in a Yurok Tribal Fisheries
Barbados’s Long Beach, typically a picturesque vision of white sand and blue water, is buried beneath a vast expanse of thick, rotting seaweed. It’s a stinking nuisance that has turned deadly. “We have found three dolphins dead,” says Carla Daniel,
Last year, the conservation action theme of World Oceans Day was focused on “encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter.” This year, the conservation action theme is “preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.” I
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