Audubon Magazine Fall 2019

Climate Action Guide

How to Hack Your Local Food System to Prevent Waste

Farm-to-table is the buzzword, but too often farm-to-landfill is the reality.

Illustration: Thoka Maer
Climate Action Guide

Why Towns Should Prepare for the Climate Displaced

Climate change is already causing people to relocate. As more hometowns become inhospitable, yours might be able to help.

Climate Action Guide

Why You Should Support Green Infrastructure

By working with nature, not against it, we can mitigate climate disasters while creating vital habitat.

Climate Action Guide

Get to Know Your Public Utility Commission—and Pressure It

These are the gatekeepers to the grid reform we need.

Climate Action Guide

How You Can Help Fix the Electric Grid

To make a real dent in climate change, we have to go big on renewables—but an outdated power grid is getting in our way.

Climate Action Guide

Seek Influential Allies to Achieve Your Climate Goals

To broaden your regional impact as a climate advocate, take a cue from these two cases.

Climate Action Guide

How to Lobby Your Legislators

Remember: Your state representatives work for you.

Climate Action Guide

How to Build a Broader and More Equitable Climate Movement

When creating nationwide change, ensuring a "just transition" to a greener future must be a priority for all.

Climate Action Guide

Give Your Home a Climate Overhaul

Having a low-carbon house isn't just better for the world—it will also save you serious money.

Climate Action Guide

Four Tips for a Climate-Friendly Yard

America’s largest irrigated crop isn’t corn or soy—it’s grass. Lawns cover more area than Georgia, and their upkeep deepens the climate crisis.

Climate Action Guide

How to Find Your Climate Story

We all have one, and identifying yours is the first step in becoming an advocate for climate action.


Reverse Engineering the Climate Crisis Is Not Only Possible—It's Necessary

We can't merely cut emissions to preserve a livable planet. We'll have to invent technologies to take back the carbon we've already released.


Explore Our Climate Change Cover

Using a zoom tool, you can peruse the photos of Audubon members that make up this image of a Great Gray Owl.


The Fight to Save Pine Island

As rising seas imperil its historic structures and famed waterfowl flocks, staff at the Audubon sanctuary are determined to defend the refuge by saving its wetlands.

A restoration  project at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland is giving this salt marsh—and birds like the Black Rail—a shot at surviving sea-level rise. Camilla Cerea/Audubon
Letter From The Editor

This Is What Climate Solutions Look Like

We dedicated our entire fall issue to tackling the challenge of climate change, because humanity has no other choice.


Birds Are Telling Us It's Time to Take Action on Climate

Global warming poses an existential threat to two-thirds of North American bird species—but there's still time to protect them. Audubon's new climate report says we have to act now.

From Audubon Magazine

How State and Local Governments Are Leading the Way on Climate Policy

With the federal government failing to act, many states and cities are taking it upon themselves to cut emissions and increase resiliency.

A Roseate Tern adult and chicks.
Seas & Shores

An Overheating Gulf of Maine Is Forcing Wildlife to Adapt—or Move

Rapid warming in the Gulf of Maine is shifting the marine food web, putting already endangered Roseate Terns and their broods at even greater risk. Figuring out how to help these seabirds could point the way for safeguarding other species.

A view of the Canadian Shield that hugs the shoreline of Great Slave Lake near Lutsel K'e. Pat Kane
Boreal Forests

In Canada’s Boreal Forest, a New National Park Faces the Wrongs of the Past—and Guards Our Climate Future

Thaidene Nëné, declared this summer, is a milestone for an Indigenous-led conservation movement that can help keep carbon in the ground and protect crucial habitat as the planet warms.

From Audubon Magazine

A Better Way to Decrease Disastrous Flooding on the Mississippi River

Our attempts to wall in a surging Mississippi have failed up and down the river, leading to catastrophic flooding. Now momentum is building to work with nature, not against it.


Meet 8 Trailblazers Who Are Changing the Climate Conversation

These leaders come from the grassroots and positions of power, from the left and the right, from arts and science, but they share one thing in common: the urgency of this moment.


Five Climate-Threatened Birds and How You Can Help Them

Audubon's newest climate report projects the future ranges for more than 604 North American species.

Illustrated Aviary

Reimagining 200 of Audubon’s Birds

Artist Jenny Kendler creates a birds’ eye view of climate change. In her artwork, it’s us they’re watching.