Seas & Shores

Devastating Photos of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill

Devastating Photos of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill

— After a pipeline rupture last week, tens of thousands of gallons of oil leaked in the Pacific. See how it's affecting local habitat.
Santa Barbara Oil Spill Hits the Coast

Santa Barbara Oil Spill Hits the Coast

— The tens of thousands of gallons of crude leaked into the Pacific could be devastating to the ecosystem and surrounding wildlife.
Shell Gains Approval to Drill in the Arctic

Shell Gains Approval to Drill in the Arctic

— The oil company could begin exploratory drilling as early as this summer.
Seattle Mayor Shuts Out Shell

Seattle Mayor Shuts Out Shell

— The oil company wants to use a Seattle port to dock its oil tanks, but the Emerald City is closing its doors.

President Obama Approves Arctic Drilling Permit for Shell

— “This is just cynical partisan politics … it’s a phony deal,” says Audubon CEO David Yarnold

Why Drilling the Chukchi is a Bad Idea

— In a letter to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Audubon Alaska and partners ask BOEM to reconsider allowing Shell to drill in the Chukchi Sea.
Red Knot Rescue

Red Knot Rescue

— To save Delaware Bay for migrating shorebirds, conservationists recruit residents in the area to build an oyster reef for horseshoe crabs.
Excerpt: Project Puffin

Excerpt: Project Puffin

— Steve Kress and a fellow researcher pass up the Fourth of July fireworks to celebrate with a bizarre-looking bird.
Troubled Times for Tufted Puffins

Troubled Times for Tufted Puffins

— Audubon Washington's director of bird conservation explains the bird's recent inclusion on the Endangered Species List.