Conservation

The Endangered Species Act Is Under Attack. But How Much Trouble Is It In?

The Endangered Species Act Is Under Attack. But How Much Trouble Is It In?

— Politicians are asking for major changes to the law—and even an outright repeal. Here's how the ESA could take a hit and everything that's at stake.
Hundreds of Former EPA Employees Write Letter to Oppose Scott Pruitt's Nomination

Hundreds of Former EPA Employees Write Letter to Oppose Scott Pruitt's Nomination

— In a letter, nearly 500 former employees make a convincing case for why Scott Pruitt is unfit to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.
New Federal Lead Rule Will Have Hunters and Fishers Looking to Safer Alternatives

New Federal Lead Rule Will Have Hunters and Fishers Looking to Safer Alternatives

— Twenty-five years after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service banned lead shot for waterfowl hunting, the agency is expanding its protections.
On the Ground With the U.S. Navy's Albatross Adoption Agency

On the Ground With the U.S. Navy's Albatross Adoption Agency

— Laysan Albatross stubbornly nest in the same spot year after year—even if it’s next to a U.S. Navy runway in Hawaii. This is the first of three stories about efforts to save them, one egg at a time.
Possible Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Footage Breathes Life Into Extinction Debate

Possible Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Footage Breathes Life Into Extinction Debate

— After searching for hundreds of hours and analyzing new evidence, a scientist has little doubt that the bird still exists. But does the jury agree?
As Feared, Early Reports Indicate the EPA Could Be Gutted

As Feared, Early Reports Indicate the EPA Could Be Gutted

— An agency-wide freeze and a leaked internal memo from the new administration suggest drastic changes for the agency.
Why We Need a Strong EPA

Why We Need a Strong EPA

— The Environmental Protection Agency may be a popular political punching bag, but it’s crucial to protecting the health of people and birds. Here’s how.
After a Two-Year Absence, Wood Storks Are Nesting at Corkscrew Swamp Again

After a Two-Year Absence, Wood Storks Are Nesting at Corkscrew Swamp Again

— Perfect water conditions drew the birds to their usual Everglades digs. But will they stay for the season?
10 Major Audubon Conservation Wins from 2016

10 Major Audubon Conservation Wins from 2016

— It's been a pretty good year for helping birds and the environment.
New 30-Year Eagle Kill Rule Gets Finalized

New 30-Year Eagle Kill Rule Gets Finalized

— After hearing public and conservationists’ concerns, the government is sticking to its original incidental-take plan, with a few small changes.