Conservation

Proposed Georgia Mine Next to Okefenokee Swamp Raises Alarms

Proposed Georgia Mine Next to Okefenokee Swamp Raises Alarms

— Opponents say excavating a ridge along the swamp’s edge threatens the water that is the lifeblood of the largest national wildlife refuge in the East.
Meet the Inmates Working to Rebuild the Greater Sage-Grouse's Home

Meet the Inmates Working to Rebuild the Greater Sage-Grouse's Home

— Participants in the Sagebrush in Prisons Project find peace and purpose helping the bird's habitat recover from increasingly devastating wildfires.
Meet the Bird World's Essential Workers

Meet the Bird World's Essential Workers

— Despite the pandemic, these pros are working long hours to save injured birds and at-risk species that need them.
Sheltering in Place in Manhattan—With 18 American Chestnut Saplings

Sheltering in Place in Manhattan—With 18 American Chestnut Saplings

— Disease and logging nearly wiped out the towering trees in the early 20th century. Now the pandemic endangers a one-man operation trying to help the species endure.
COVID-19 Halted Arctic Refuge Bird Research, but Oil Leasing May Continue

COVID-19 Halted Arctic Refuge Bird Research, but Oil Leasing May Continue

— This summer was supposed to be the last chance to study nesting birds before oil development began. Now even those plans are hazy.
How Birding Lists of the Deceased Are Finding New Life on eBird

How Birding Lists of the Deceased Are Finding New Life on eBird

— To salvage invaluable insights from moldering notebooks, scientists are painstakingly compiling and digitizing decades-old data.
To Help COVID Recovery and Address Climate, We Must Protect Natural Spaces

To Help COVID Recovery and Address Climate, We Must Protect Natural Spaces

— With the right policies, existing spaces like wetlands, forests, and farmland can remove emissions and help protect against future crises that affect people and wildlife. Congress must include support for natural climate solutions in any recovery plan.
Prickly Pair: Cactus-dwelling Couple Prove Rumors That Bald Eagles Nest in Saguaros

Prickly Pair: Cactus-dwelling Couple Prove Rumors That Bald Eagles Nest in Saguaros

— Eagles are increasingly turning to unconventional nesting sites—a good sign for the recovering species.
Recovery Efforts Provide the Opportunity to Build a 21st Century Energy System

Recovery Efforts Provide the Opportunity to Build a 21st Century Energy System

— As Congress makes plans to recover from the COVID crisis, they must plan for the future by supporting legislation that saves and creates jobs, while also creating a cleaner and healthier world.
EPA’s Recent Rollbacks Raise Public Health Worries for Vulnerable Americans

EPA’s Recent Rollbacks Raise Public Health Worries for Vulnerable Americans

— People of color already face more pollution linked to a higher risk of dying from COVID-19, and now the government is easing air-quality regulations.