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Here’s What the Inflation Reduction Act Can Do for You
February 16, 2023 — Whether you’re a driver, a homeowner, or a renter, take advantage of the cost-saving upgrades the landmark legislation offers.
Five bright pink Roseate Spoonbills fly across the sky.
A Familiar Ring
December 16, 2022 — Even though the themes we explore don’t always change, through our reporting we can see forward movement.
A Swallow-tailed Kite, a white and black raptor, catches a bug in mid-air.
Reflecting on a Year of Success
December 16, 2022 — Audubon’s work in science, policy, advocacy, and conservation has helped create lasting change for birds and has set us up for greater impact in 2023.
A Cedar Waxwing and a Bohemian Waxwing perched on a branch, both holding a berry in their mouth.
Stylish and Social, Winter Waxwings Provide a Wonderful ID Challenge
December 16, 2022 — Bohemian and Cedar Waxwings look very similar and are more likely to intermingle in the colder months. Here’s how to tell them apart.
A flock of Common Redpolls fly through a snowy field in golden sunlight.
This Year’s Bonanza of Boreal Birds Once Again Bears Out the Winter Finch Forecast
December 15, 2022 — As predicted, grosbeaks, crossbills, and other northern birds are on the move, visiting feeders and delighting birders. Prognosticator Tyler Hoar explains what goes into the annual projection.
An illustration of birds nesting in a pristine landscape next to a town with solar panels and wind turbines.
At Last, a Real Possibility to Avoid Catastrophic Climate Change
December 15, 2022 — After decades of minimal action, Congress passed the largest and most comprehensive piece of climate legislation in U.S. history. Will we make the most of this opportunity?
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Climate Advocates Want to See a More Just Transition Away from Fossil Fuels
December 15, 2022 — While the Inflation Reduction Act promises to inject billions of dollars into frontline communities, environmental justice leaders are concerned about its support for pollution-producing energy sources.
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Clean Energy Isn’t Enough to Avoid the Worst Consequences of Climate Change
December 15, 2022 — Fortunately, the Inflation Reduction Act includes support in other key areas.
Two blue Pinyon Jays sitting in a pine tree, one opening a pinecone with its beak.
The Intimate Relationship Between Pinyon Jays and Piñon Pines Is Unraveling
December 15, 2022 — Drought, beetle infestations, and warming temperatures have pushed both species into a snowballing decline. Scientists are working to revive them.
Bright green seedlings emerge from soil.
Winter Is the Time to Sow Native Seeds
December 15, 2022 — Growing bird-friendly plants from seed is a rewarding way to do your part.
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Log On and Team Up for a Whole New Type of Big Year
December 15, 2022 — Audubon staff used eBird in 2022 for a count that emphasized collaboration over competition. Here’s how to launch your own group effort.
Mounds of stored rock salt minimize a large piece of machinery.
As Salt Coats Snowy Roadways In Winter, Freshwater Ecosystems Pay a Heavy Price
December 13, 2022 — Keeping paved surfaces clear of snow and ice comes at an accumulating cost to lakes, streams, and drinking water supplies.
A hummingbird with a green body and bright iridescent magenta feathers on its head and throat perches on a branch.
The Vibrant Colors of Hummingbirds Are More Impressive Than We’d Realized
December 13, 2022 — Scientists catalogued the hues of 114 avian species. Humans can’t see every shade, but birds can.
A painting of a flock of robins in flight.
An Abundance of American Robins
December 13, 2022 — Mayuko Fujino’s flock in flight celebrates a common species threatened by climate change.
Four columns made of various colors that represent the plumages of four bird species.
This Artist’s Paint-Swatch Portraits Reveal the Beauty of Bird Plumage
December 13, 2022 — With time on his hands, Christopher Reiger found a colorful way to depict a rich variety of birds.
Standing in a meadow of yellow goldenrod, Lang Elliott listens for bird calls with a headset on.
A New App Brings Birdsong Back to People With High-Frequency Hearing Loss
December 13, 2022 — Hear Birds Again, an iPhone app, is only the latest in Lang Elliott’s long line of inventions to solve a challenge that affects more birders as they age.
The Flight of the Spoonbills Holds Lessons for a Changing Everglades—and World
December 06, 2022 — As sea-level rise transforms South Florida’s fringe of wetlands into open ocean, Roseate Spoonbills are moving north. Land managers are following their lead, restoring the ecosystem with an eye for resilience, too.
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