Audubon MagazineJanuary - February 2016

Birds in the News

The Inside Story of Shell’s Arctic Assault

A months-long investigation shows how the energy giant pressured the Interior Department during the company's gung-ho Arctic push—and got most of what it wanted (except oil).

Sitting Ducks: Why Millions of Arctic Seabirds Are in Danger

Oil spills, climate change, fishing, shipping routes—threats facing Arctic seabirds are vast, and hard to track.
Letter From the Editor

Is Shell Really Abandoning Arctic Drilling?

By Mark Jannot
December 31, 2015 — It's great that the energy giant pulled out of the Arctic Ocean. But let’s still stay vigilant.

9 Images That Show How Fast The Arctic Is Changing

By Alisa Opar
December 31, 2015 — Take a look—life at the top of the planet will never be the same.
Illustrated Aviary

Reimagining the Arctic Tern

By Edel Rodriguez
December 31, 2015 — In Edel Rodriguez's replica, icy blank space takes a seabird's place.
From Audubon Magazine

Meet the Creatures of the Arctic Polar Night

By Alisa Opar
December 31, 2015 — As the far north heats up, more open waters means more winter habitat for a wider variety of birds and other marine life.
From Audubon Magazine

How One Alaskan Community Is Attempting to Adapt to Climate Change

By Madeline Ostrander
December 31, 2015 — The Iñupiat use portable houses and sandbags to shield themselves from rising waters and melting permafrost, but can they save their culture?
Coming Attractions

5 Audubon Birding Festivals to Hit Up This Winter

By Purbita Saha
December 31, 2015 — Start off 2016 with a rustic winter carnival, a weekend-long fete on the coast, and more.
From Audubon Magazine

How to Protect Birds at the End of the Earth

By Purbita Saha
December 31, 2015 — Audubon Alaska's executive director talks to us about the wonders of migration, and how to make the Arctic safer for birds.
Climate-Threatened Birds

What One Magnificent Predator Can Show Us About the Arctic's Future

By T. Edward Nickens
December 31, 2015 — Scientists are scaling the cliffs of Alaska's Seward Peninsula to stop the mighty Gyrfalcon from losing more ground to climate change.
Audubon View

Help Audubon Protect the Coastal Plain

By David Yarnold
December 31, 2015 — After decades, a long-sought conservation victory is truly within reach.

6 Views of The Earth From Above

By Hannah Waters
December 31, 2015 — Staring at the Earth from outer space is captivating—until you realize you're probably marveling at destruction.

Breaking the Ice: Survival Lessons from a Changing Arctic

By McKenzie Funk
December 30, 2015 — As temperatures rise and sea ice melts, our intrepid correspondent heads north to watch scientists test technologies to better understand the Arctic.

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