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An Alaskan Mine Threatens the Site of the World's Largest Gathering of Bald Eagles

February 03, 2020 — In the Chilkat Valley, eagles, bears, and people depend on healthy salmon runs. A proposed mine could put the entire ecosystem at risk.

Three Perspectives on Discovering the Mental Health Benefits of Nature

December 20, 2019 — The outdoors may help us focus or heal, but many grow up isolated from it.

Birding With Benefits: How Nature Improves Our Mental Mindsets

December 20, 2019 — Mounting scientific evidence supporting the health benefits of the outdoors is helping shape innovations in medicine, education, and more.

How to Boost Your Mindfulness and Empathy While Birding

December 20, 2019 — Turning your focus to nature and wildlife can help allay stress and anxiety. But always make others feel at ease, too.

Dramatic Swings in Great Lakes Water Levels Make Life Tough for Birds

December 20, 2019 — On Wisconsin's Cat Islands and around the region, wildlife managers are working to create avian safe harbors from the climate-fueled fluctuations.

As Demand for New Technology Increases, Mining Threatens Pristine Places

December 20, 2019 — From smartphones to electric-car batteries, minerals are essential. Can places like Alaska's Bristol Bay survive unscathed?

Birds Saved Debi Shearwater. Is She Really Going to Call it Quits?

December 20, 2019 — After 40-plus years of leading sold-out pelagic birding tours off the California coast, the trailblazing conservationist says it’s time to retire.

Reimagining the Great Cormorant

December 19, 2019 — Martin Haake's collage-style design enlivens the bird's dark plumage—and gives it a fish to snack on.

It’s the Start of a New Year, and Time to Act

December 19, 2019 — Let’s take the momentum from 2019 and translate it to lasting change.

When We Need Them Most, Birds and Nature Are At Our Service

December 19, 2019 — The natural world holds tremendous value, in ways both expected and surprising—if only we let it.
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