Conservation

Florida's Shorebirds Saw a Big Breeding Bump After Hurricane Michael

Florida's Shorebirds Saw a Big Breeding Bump After Hurricane Michael

— The hurricane's storm surge created optimal nesting habitat for Snowy Plovers and other beach birds, newly released data show.
Borneo's Elusive Spectacled Flowerpecker Is No Longer a Mystery

Borneo's Elusive Spectacled Flowerpecker Is No Longer a Mystery

— After a decade since its first sighing, the bird has finally been formally described as a new species, but much remains unknown about its ecology.
If the Feds Won't Prohibit Preventable Bird Deaths, More States Might

If the Feds Won't Prohibit Preventable Bird Deaths, More States Might

— The Trump administration has stopped holding industry accountable for killing birds, so California stepped in—and other states could do the same.
A Stunning New Exhibit Transported Me to the Arctic Refuge—and Made Me Realize What's Truly at Risk

A Stunning New Exhibit Transported Me to the Arctic Refuge—and Made Me Realize What's Truly at Risk

— By bringing the magic and splendor of the refuge to people who are unlikely to ever visit, a traveling immersive installation aims to inspire immediate action against oil development.
Meet The Woman Who Lived in a Bald Eagle’s Nest to Save Raptors

Meet The Woman Who Lived in a Bald Eagle’s Nest to Save Raptors

— Doris Mager’s treetop sit-in helped to establish the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, which turns 40 this month and has played a big part in restoring Florida’s eagle population.
Judge Blocks Trump Administration Plans that Lifted Sage-Grouse Protections

Judge Blocks Trump Administration Plans that Lifted Sage-Grouse Protections

— The injunction supports conservationists' claims that the industry-friendly plans are illegal, and puts stronger protections back in place for now.
Thousands of Dead Seabirds Washed Up on Alaska's Shores Again This Year

Thousands of Dead Seabirds Washed Up on Alaska's Shores Again This Year

— The deaths, including many Short-tailed Shearwaters, coincided with a new marine heat wave in the region. But the exact cause still eludes scientists.
The Fight to Save Pine Island

The Fight to Save Pine Island

— As rising seas imperil its historic structures and famed waterfowl flocks, staff at the Audubon sanctuary are determined to defend the refuge by saving its wetlands.
How Canada's Newest National Park Faces the Wrongs of the Past—and Guards Our Climate Future

How Canada's Newest National Park Faces the Wrongs of the Past—and Guards Our Climate Future

— Thaidene Nëné, declared this summer, is a milestone for an Indigenous-led conservation movement that can help keep carbon in the ground and protect crucial boreal forest habitat as the planet warms.
A Better Way to Decrease Disastrous Flooding on the Mississippi River

A Better Way to Decrease Disastrous Flooding on the Mississippi River

— Our attempts to wall in a surging Mississippi have failed up and down the river, leading to catastrophic flooding. Now momentum is building to work with nature, not against it.