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Eleven-year-old Victoria has her sights set on playing Little League with the boys. She goes through tryouts and is told to learn to cook. Instead, she changes history.
A Way Forward With Wolves
Washington state’s long-running conflict between wolves and ranchers mirrors our society’s bigger ideological rifts. Some are trying to bridge the gap—using both horse and technology.
When Beavers Flew
In the 1940s one government wildlife official came up with a wild plan to deal with nuisances beavers: attaching them to leftover parachutes from World War Two and throwing them out of a postal service aeroplane.
The craziest thing? It worked.
The Chemical Weapon Next Door
An oil refinery accident almost exposed residents in SoCal, to a flesh-eating vapor cloud of modified hydrofluoric acid. It could happen again. Teenage Girl Scout Summer Spencer has a plan to save her neighborhood.
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The Scientists Saving California's Kelp Forests
Kelp forests cover a quarter of the world’s coastlines, stretching from Antarctica to Australia, Mexico to Alaska, providing food and shelter for thousands of species, while sucking carbon from the atmosphere. Over the past decade, they’ve all but disappeared.
No Fish Means No Food: Yurok Women Are Fighting for the Health of Their Tribe
Klamath River salmon populations are dwindling, so Yurok mothers are working to restore the river and reclaim Indigenous food sovereignty.