November-December 2011 issue

Video: Saving Lake Okeechobee
Video: Saving Lake Okeechobee

Florida's Everglades have a huge advocate in Nathaniel Reed, who's been fighting for decades to preserve the vast ecosystem. In this video, he reflects on the condition of the Everglades' lifeblood—Lake Okeechobee.

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Putting Wind Turbines Out of Wildlife's Way
January 10, 2012 — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has issued voluntary federal guidelines to minimize the impact of wind power facilities on wildlife by approving them in the right places. Audubon is doing its part, too.
Earth Almanac
December 13, 2011 — Forest clowns; desert drummers; color schemers; high-altitude acrobats; more.
Walking With Wordsworth: Visiting England's Lake District
December 09, 2011 — “A wild scene of crag and mountain,” the roughly thousand square miles that comprise England’s Lake District inspired the ideals of the Romantic era and formed the roots of the environmental movement.
Into the Woods
December 08, 2011 — Rue Mapp is using social media to lure people outdoors.
Cause and Effect
November 29, 2011 — How much did humans contribute to this year’s extreme weather events?
Fresh Start
November 23, 2011 — A makeover turns manmade Aramburu Island into rich wildlife habitat.
Birding That Counts
November 17, 2011 — Thousands of volunteers make invaluable contributions—and have lots of fun—taking part in the annual Christmas Bird Count.
The Other Arctic
November 14, 2011 — When most Americans think of the wildlife on Alaska's North Slope, they think of the beleaguered, 19-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. But if they look to the west, they will see another vast wilderness—also teeming with birds.
A Lasting Impression
November 14, 2011 — Art with roots in everyday life.
Life Support
November 10, 2011 — The news for Lake Okeechobee, the Everglades’ lungs and kidneys, is mixed at best. But at last we understand what’s at stake and how to heal the lake.
Sea Lover's Delight
November 04, 2011 — Home to creatures gorgeous and gross, the fascinating underwater world comes to life on the page.
Take a Puffin Home
November 04, 2011 — A photographer's images help aquaint auks with those who want to adopt them. 
Audubon View
November 02, 2011 — From Audubon's deep roots, a modern social networking movement grows.
Green Guru: Vegetarian Thanksgiving
November 01, 2011 — How to serve a turkey-free Thanksgiving without sacrificing taste.
Safety Net
October 27, 2011 — There are only 245 vaquita left in the wild. To save the rare porpoises, the Mexican government has launched an innovative project that pays fishermen to hang up their nets.
Ocean Drifters
October 25, 2011 — The stunning and varied world of plankton—microscopic marine creatures—remains largely a mystery. But it’s becoming clearer that these tiny animals have a big impact on our lives.
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