Survivor: Salmon Edition

“If we can’t find a way to slow the pace of climate change and give Pacific salmon a chance to adapt to the brave new world of the Anthropocene, then we might all have to get used to the idea of fewer Pacific salmon species in the world.”




Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Jul 6, 2021
Length: 20 minutes (5,012 words)

Three Days in the Theater of Old-Growth Logging and Protest

“A drama 150 years in the making is playing out as logging companies and police clash with First Nations and protesters over one of British Columbia’s last remaining stands of unprotected old-growth forest.”

Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Jun 1, 2021
Length: 24 minutes (6,100 words)

That Time Hitler’s Girlfriend Visited Iceland and the British Invaded

“The location of this small island nation, along with its people and economy, played an unexpected and crucial role in the outcome of the Second World War.”

Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: May 11, 2021
Length: 18 minutes (4,500 words)

Thriving Together: Salmon, Berries, and People

“Western science is a curious little sister on this coast, mapping ideas and observations in spaces where Indigenous science has been foundational to kinship-building and ecological balance for millennia.”

Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Apr 27, 2021
Length: 8 minutes (2,000 words)

The Quest for a Floating Utopia

“Can casting away from established society to inhabit sea-based colonies save us from the problems of modern life—or are we bound to repeat our mistakes?”

Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Apr 6, 2021
Length: 24 minutes (6,200 words)

Tuna’s Last Stand

“At stake is the future of these fish—which fuel the food chains of billfish, shark, and other larger tuna—and the future of a pantry staple that most North Americans take for granted as something that will always be one shopping trip away.”

Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Mar 2, 2021
Length: 9 minutes (2,397 words)

The Dogs That Grew Wool and the People Who Love Them

“The dogs did more than provide fur. They were also part of village life: sometimes, a favorite wooly dog would keep a weaver company.”

Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Feb 23, 2021
Length: 16 minutes (4,105 words)

Where Now Grizzly Bear?

“A recovering grizzly population means more young males—and they are programmed to disperse. In British Columbia, some head north along the coast, some go east into the interior, and a few head west, swimming to Vancouver Island and smaller coastal islands.”

Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Jan 26, 2021
Length: 12 minutes (3,186 words)

The Radio Station and the Fisherfolk

A profile of Sound of the Sea, which helps protect fishers and the ecosystems they rely on.

Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Jan 12, 2021
Length: 9 minutes (2,400 words)

Keeping Watch Over Seabirds at the World’s Edge

“In Alaska, one of the longest-running and most comprehensive seabird monitoring projects is equal parts tedium, adventure, truth, and beauty.”

Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: Jan 5, 2021
Length: 23 minutes (5,900 words)