Conservation

Government Agencies Skirmish Over Inaccurate Environmental Impact Report on Arctic Refuge Drilling

Government Agencies Skirmish Over Inaccurate Environmental Impact Report on Arctic Refuge Drilling

— The Trump administration paints a too-rosy picture of how oil and gas development will impact Alaska’s coastal plain ecology, its own experts say.
Seeing Endangered Whooping Cranes Step Through the Fog of Extinction

Seeing Endangered Whooping Cranes Step Through the Fog of Extinction

— I traveled to southern Texas to see a wintering population of the birds now 500-strong—a major comeback from just 15 cranes in 75 years.
Inland Lakes Keep California’s Grebes Afloat—Until Waters Get Too Low

Inland Lakes Keep California’s Grebes Afloat—Until Waters Get Too Low

— Last summer ended in calamity for a nesting colony at PG&E's Lake Almanor. Now an Audubon chapter is fighting back to ensure that birds and locals get all the hydration they need.
Do You Know the Other Way Birds Migrate?

Do You Know the Other Way Birds Migrate?

— Some species change locales by merely moving between higher and lower elevations. Here are four examples of altitudinal migrants in the U.S.
The ‘Godfather of Biodiversity’ on Why Two Degrees of Warming Must Be Avoided

The ‘Godfather of Biodiversity’ on Why Two Degrees of Warming Must Be Avoided

— Renowned biologist Thomas Lovejoy talks climate change and explains why restoring ecosystems plays a crucial part in curbing rising temperatures.
Waves of Opposition Deter Interior's Plans to Expand Offshore Drilling

Waves of Opposition Deter Interior's Plans to Expand Offshore Drilling

— The Interior Department paused its push for oil and gas leases, giving coastal communities more time to organize and speak out.
Birders of the World Can Now Learn Close to a Thousand Species in Arabic

Birders of the World Can Now Learn Close to a Thousand Species in Arabic

— The new “Birds of the Middle East” app makes the region's rich avian offerings accessible to schoolkids, residents, and travelers.
Invasive Pythons Are Targeting Florida’s Wading Bird Colonies

Invasive Pythons Are Targeting Florida’s Wading Bird Colonies

— A pair of studies fuel worries that the out-of-control snakes could undermine the birds’ recovery despite Everglades restoration.
How Kids Can Make a Difference for Birds This Earth Day

How Kids Can Make a Difference for Birds This Earth Day

— Three easy activities for kids and their families.
How a New Bill Could Help Restore Our Oceans and Lift Seabird Populations

How a New Bill Could Help Restore Our Oceans and Lift Seabird Populations

— Increasing demand has put a big strain on forage fish stocks, a vital food source for myriad marine life. Legislation aims to bring relief.
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