Climate

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.
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.