The Challenge of Fur Seals (Hakai Magazine)
by Sean Mowbray
After being hunted to the brink of extinction, Antarctic fur seals are rebounding. That’s good news for them but bad news for some of the continent’s plant life. Should humans step in again to try to restore balance?
WWII’s Maternal Spies (Nursing Clio)
by Allison Abra
During World War II, women served in the British forces as secret agents, parachuting into enemy-held territory and engaging in sabotage and combat. Official histories and press reports were obsessed with their status as mothers.
The Deep History of Colombia (Knowable Magazine)
by Pablo Correa
Scientists used to think we could never know much about ancient life in the American tropics thanks to fast weathering of rock. But new techniques are yielding a story of remarkable change.
The Chinese Protest Tradition (The Conversation)
by Teresa Wright
Despite the brutal crackdown on the Tiananmen Square demonstrations in 1989, protest in China hasn’t disappeared. In fact, it’s pretty common. But that doesn’t mean that what’s happening now isn’t groundbreaking.
The Smoking Gun in a Climate Investigation (Yale Environment 360)
by Beth Gardiner
A 1968 report commissioned by the fossil fuel industry is at the center of numerous lawsuits about industry responsibility for climate change. It might not have come to light if it hadn’t been for interlibrary loan.
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