Lucy Marita Jakub

Ocean protection

The muddy waters of US ocean protection

The century began with a great deal of optimism around marine protected areas as tools to protect the oceans. Two decades later, conservation goals and fishing interests remain at odds.

More than half of the United States is underwater: a sunken landscape of canyons, volcanic ranges, coral reefs, and kelp forests.

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florida dolphin ocean pollution

Stranded whales and dolphins offer a snapshot of ocean contamination

When a seabird is found with a belly full of plastic bags, or a turtle is strangled by six-pack rings, it's easy to see how our trash turns deadly when it enters the oceans.

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Great Barrier reef

Coral reefs get their genetic revolution

Scientists have concocted many schemes to save coral reefs from climate change. Assisted migration. Selective breeding. Manipulating the coral microbiome.

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Kids playing

Indoor air pollution and heavy metals linked to child obesity

When it comes to our bodies, we are what we eat—or so the adage goes.

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burmese python

Peter Dykstra: American Invasive Species Hall of Fame, part 2

Five more flora and fauna that have left their mark.

endocrine disrupting chemicals

LISTEN: A Daily Dose—an easy pill to swallow

New podcast series explores the intricacies and impacts of endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

environmental injustice

Centering biodiversity and social justice in overhauling the global food system

“The food system is the single largest economic sector causing the transgressing of planetary boundaries.”

environmental justice

LISTEN: Jennifer Roberts on nature as medicine

“I have a deep appreciation for the sounds just being by a creek and hearing the water… it gives me hope and it gives me life when I'm out in nature.”

PFAS Testing

Investigation: PFAS on our shelves and in our bodies

Testing finds concerning chemicals in everything from sports bras to ketchup, including in brands labeled PFAS-free.

PFAS in food

IN-DEPTH: What we know about PFAS in our food

Amid inadequate testing and a lack of regulation, we’re all eating “forever chemicals.”