Conservation

Beloved Wildlife Sanctuaries in Limbo as Trump Declares Border Emergency

Beloved Wildlife Sanctuaries in Limbo as Trump Declares Border Emergency

— Congress voted to block planned barriers at biodiversity hotspots, including the National Butterfly Center. Will the president wall them off anyway?
Fat, Flightless, and Funny, Kākāpō Make the Internet a Much Better Place

Fat, Flightless, and Funny, Kākāpō Make the Internet a Much Better Place

— With a savvy social media presence, caretakers of the endangered parrots have created an utterly delightful, conservation-focused corner of the web.
John Dingell Leaves an Incredible Conservation Legacy

John Dingell Leaves an Incredible Conservation Legacy

— In an unparalleled career, the Michigan congressman laid the foundation for modern environmental protection in America.
The Golden-cheeked Warbler Is Still Endangered, Federal Judge Rules

The Golden-cheeked Warbler Is Still Endangered, Federal Judge Rules

— Developers have lost the latest fight in their battle to delist the species, which breeds only in Texas Hill Country.
After the Government Shutdown, Scientists Are Scrambling to Catch Up

After the Government Shutdown, Scientists Are Scrambling to Catch Up

— Some projects are behind and others will be missed entirely. Meanwhile, everyone is wondering whether another shutdown is around the bend.
 An Avian Cholera Outbreak at the Salton Sea Has Killed Thousands of Birds

An Avian Cholera Outbreak at the Salton Sea Has Killed Thousands of Birds

— Officials are working hard to contain the disease, but they worry that future outbreaks could be worsened by the sea’s continued deterioration.
How Much Water Do Birds and People Need at the Salton Sea?

How Much Water Do Birds and People Need at the Salton Sea?

— Scientists with Audubon California dug deep into science to develop a calculator to find out.
The Trump Administration Can't Ignore Raúl Grijalva Anymore

The Trump Administration Can't Ignore Raúl Grijalva Anymore

— Gavel in hand, the new House Natural Resources chairman is ready to take on industry and work to restore protections for birds and public lands.
A Vagrant European Robin Is Drawing Huge Crowds in China

A Vagrant European Robin Is Drawing Huge Crowds in China

— The rarity popped up at the Beijing Zoo earlier this month, revealing a booming Chinese birding scene.
EPA Struck Secretive Deal Over Toxic Site Leaving $13 Million in BP’s Pocket

EPA Struck Secretive Deal Over Toxic Site Leaving $13 Million in BP’s Pocket

— Emails show that, at BP’s request, EPA handed control of the Anaconda Copper Mine to Nevada, sidelining tribes and residents who fear they'll never have clean water.
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