Climate

Deforestation and Drought in the Tropics Are the Biggest Threats to U.S. Forest Birds

Deforestation and Drought in the Tropics Are the Biggest Threats to U.S. Forest Birds

— Within 40 years, migratory songbirds will face greater danger where they overwinter in Central America than where they nest, new research says.
Can Restored Meadows Fight Climate Change? California Seeks to Find Out

Can Restored Meadows Fight Climate Change? California Seeks to Find Out

— California's cap-and-trade extension, passed by lawmakers this week, ensures continued study of whether Sierra Nevada meadow restoration can capture carbon pollution and help birds at once.
As Climate Change Threatens to Push the Bicknell’s Thrush North, Scientists Are Protecting Its Future Habitat Now

As Climate Change Threatens to Push the Bicknell’s Thrush North, Scientists Are Protecting Its Future Habitat Now

— In a warmer world, to save rare species, scientists have to proactively protect their future ranges. For this alpine thrush, that means working with foresters in the Canadian mountains.
The Dovekie, a Keystone Arctic Species, Is Changing Its Diet With the Climate

The Dovekie, a Keystone Arctic Species, Is Changing Its Diet With the Climate

— Feeding shifts are helping the seabird survive warming oceans and preserve a reliant tundra ecosystem—at least in the short term.
Tropical Storm Cindy Just Wiped Out Most of the Shorebird Chicks in the Gulf

Tropical Storm Cindy Just Wiped Out Most of the Shorebird Chicks in the Gulf

— Without coastal restoration that makes beaches less vulnerable to storm surges, climate change will be a threat, and not just from sea level rise.
An Easy Way to Power Your Home With Renewables, Even If You Rent

An Easy Way to Power Your Home With Renewables, Even If You Rent

— In many states, you can direct your utility to buy your electricity from renewable sources—a climate-change action requiring no lifestyle changes.
U.S. Exit from Paris Climate Agreement Sets America on Lonely, Misbegotten Path

U.S. Exit from Paris Climate Agreement Sets America on Lonely, Misbegotten Path

— Claiming the unprecedented climate accord was designed to hurt American economic interests, President Trump has pulled the U.S. from the global pact to fight climate change.
It’s True, Some North American Birds Can’t Keep Up With Shifting Spring Blooms

It’s True, Some North American Birds Can’t Keep Up With Shifting Spring Blooms

— As climate change makes the seasons less predictable, one in five studied species are struggling to time their migrations with the greenery.
Audubon Volunteers Are Counting Bluebirds and Nuthatches to Better Understand Climate Change

Audubon Volunteers Are Counting Bluebirds and Nuthatches to Better Understand Climate Change

— A pilot program called Climate Watch aims to use on-the-ground observations to validate Audubon’s climate modeling, which predicts how birds’ territory ranges will shift in response to a changing 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.