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Eva Saulitis has come to know a group of seven surviving orcas as distinct individuals, each with his or her own nickname: Chenega, Iktua, Egagutak, Mike, Marie, Ewan, and Paddy.
Back in 1979, a group of 22 orcas -- killer whales -- swam free in Alaska's Prince William Sound. Then came the Exxon Valdez disaster, and now only seven remain. One day soon even these survivors will be gone. Eva Saulitis has devoted her life to the AT1s, as they are known, contemplating the mystery of their mortality -- and her own.


Frack Attack
The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project spent a year photographing the all-too-visible impact of natural gas drilling on Pennsylvania.
Cry Us a River
Chicago's modern-day planners must repair the damage wrought by engineers who reversed the course of the Chicago River in 1900 -- a well-intentioned disaster.
How Vernal, Utah, Learned to Love Big Oil
Every new oil and gas boom is accompanied by an elaborate courtship ritual aimed at winning the hearts of local people. But like too many affairs, this one may come to a rocky end.
Making Degrade
Mouse-wielding urban planners, amateurs included, join forces to design the next New York City.
Neighborhood Watch
Memo to suburbanites: Don't believe the tinfoil-helmet brigade; environmentalists don't want to drive you from your homes.
In one Pacific Northwest town, is the stench of recycling making the local residents sick?
After Katrina, the Big Easy became the Big Difficult. But it's still a hell of a place.