Climate

To Save Albatross From Sea Level Rise, an Experimental Colony Lifts Off

To Save Albatross From Sea Level Rise, an Experimental Colony Lifts Off

— In Hawaii, conservationists dutifully tend to downy Laysan Albatross chicks at a new nesting colony created to ensure the species’ future. This is the second of three stories about efforts to save the birds, one egg at a time.
Warmer Weather Brings Record Sightings for This Year’s Great Backyard Bird Count

Warmer Weather Brings Record Sightings for This Year’s Great Backyard Bird Count

— Data show high temperatures may have spurred unusual migration patterns for some species.
An Open Letter to Scott Pruitt, Denier of Basic Science

An Open Letter to Scott Pruitt, Denier of Basic Science

— By saying human activity is not a leading cause of climate change, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency continues his campaign to undermine widely accepted climate science.
An Expert’s Take on the Past, Present, and Future of Fighting Climate Change

An Expert’s Take on the Past, Present, and Future of Fighting Climate Change

— Frances Beinecke, former president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, was an early leader in the battle against global warming. Here she discusses what has been accomplished and what's left to be done.
Let’s Say It Again: Wood Pellets Are Not a Sustainable Fuel Source

Let’s Say It Again: Wood Pellets Are Not a Sustainable Fuel Source

— The burning of wood pellets—a growing energy source in Europe and elsewhere—is bad for forests and climate, according to a new report.
To Turn a Schoolyard Into an Outdoor Classroom, Just Add Native Plants

To Turn a Schoolyard Into an Outdoor Classroom, Just Add Native Plants

— With the help of Audubon Minnesota and some controlled fires, a local school recently restored an overgrown field into original prairie habitat.
Proposed Nationwide Carbon Tax Led by Republicans Reminds That Climate Change Is a Concern for All

Proposed Nationwide Carbon Tax Led by Republicans Reminds That Climate Change Is a Concern for All

— The proposal, which was discussed at the White House last week, takes a conservative approach to climate action. But it runs into a problem central to all carbon taxes: deciding how to spend the raised funds.
In a Hotter World, Desert Birds Will Face a Much Higher Risk of Dehydration

In a Hotter World, Desert Birds Will Face a Much Higher Risk of Dehydration

— As the climate changes, desert-dwelling birds are going to need more oases than ever to stay cool and hydrated, according to a new study.
The Gas Industry Leaks Enough Gas to Power Three Million Homes Each Year. Congress Is About to Say That's Fine

The Gas Industry Leaks Enough Gas to Power Three Million Homes Each Year. Congress Is About to Say That's Fine

— A rule that restricts wasteful gas leaks and keeps a powerful greenhouse gas out of the atmosphere will likely get overturned any day now. Here's why that's bad for everyone.
Uh-Oh: A Little-Known Impact of Climate Change Boosts Mercury in Food Chains

Uh-Oh: A Little-Known Impact of Climate Change Boosts Mercury in Food Chains

— Mercury wreaks havoc on birds—and climate change may make it more common in some coastal food webs, according to a new study.