Conservation

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.
Forest Service Ignores Ecology and Economics in Environmental Impact Statement

Forest Service Ignores Ecology and Economics in Environmental Impact Statement

— Document reveals unsustainable focus on old-growth logging in the Tongass National Forest.
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.
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.
Five Climate-Threatened Birds and How You Can Help Them

Five Climate-Threatened Birds and How You Can Help Them

— Audubon's newest climate report projects the future ranges for more than 604 North American species.
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.
Hurricane Maria Almost Wiped Out These Hawks. Can We Save Them Before the Next Big Storm?

Hurricane Maria Almost Wiped Out These Hawks. Can We Save Them Before the Next Big Storm?

— Scientists are in a race to bring the Puerto Rican Sharp-shinned Hawk back from the edge of extinction, one hand-reared chick at a time.
More Than 1,600 Scientists Call on Congress to Fully Fund Wildlife Protection

More Than 1,600 Scientists Call on Congress to Fully Fund Wildlife Protection

— In an open letter, researchers say federal agencies are not getting the funding they need to enforce the Endangered Species Act and address the larger biodiversity crisis.
Canada's Boreal Forest Provides Hope Amid News of Staggering Bird Loss

Canada's Boreal Forest Provides Hope Amid News of Staggering Bird Loss

— Billions of birds are born in this northern region every year, and Indigenous Nations are leading the way to ensure it remains protected.