Conservation

The Interior Department Is Using Faulty Logic to Justify New Oil Projects

The Interior Department Is Using Faulty Logic to Justify New Oil Projects

— A government report claims that extracting 120 million barrels of oil from the Arctic Ocean will lower global carbon emissions. Economists disagree.
Report on Arctic Drilling's Environmental Impacts Is Deeply Flawed, Critics Say

Report on Arctic Drilling's Environmental Impacts Is Deeply Flawed, Critics Say

— The public can now weigh in on the Trump administration's analysis of how oil development will affect birds and wildlife on Alaska's coastal plain.
Plastic Threatens Even Our Common Shorebirds, Study Warns

Plastic Threatens Even Our Common Shorebirds, Study Warns

— Dead American Oystercatchers on Brazilian beaches were loaded with plastic, hinting that the world’s pollution problem isn’t just far out at sea.
A Journey Into the Heart of Alaska's Pristine and Imperiled Arctic Refuge

A Journey Into the Heart of Alaska's Pristine and Imperiled Arctic Refuge

— Paddling along the refuge's coastal plain reveals how oil development threatens one of the nation's last truly wild places.
How Many Birds Disappear Between Migration Seasons? We Now Have a Clue.

How Many Birds Disappear Between Migration Seasons? We Now Have a Clue.

— New research has found that a third of the avian population that winters in the mainland United States might not survive till spring. But why?
Are Starlings the Key to Making Guam's Forests Sing Again?

Are Starlings the Key to Making Guam's Forests Sing Again?

— Decades after the brown tree snake wiped out Guam’s birds, biologists have an ambitious plan to bring native species back to the stunning island.
Conservation Groups See a Lot to Like in the New Farm Bill

Conservation Groups See a Lot to Like in the New Farm Bill

— Programs benefitting bird habitat see new growth, while sneak attacks on the environment get plowed under.
When Problems Present, So Do New Opportunities to Help Birds

When Problems Present, So Do New Opportunities to Help Birds

— Snakes on the loose, new roads, and ship traffic all pose their own threats. We look at how humans are stepping up to the plate.
From Native Plants to Clean Energy, We Lead Where Birds Need Us

From Native Plants to Clean Energy, We Lead Where Birds Need Us

— Despite headwinds, Audubon landed a number of wins in 2018. There’s plenty to build on next year.
A Mysterious Illegal Egg Trade Imperils Kenya’s Owls

A Mysterious Illegal Egg Trade Imperils Kenya’s Owls

— The raptors are already some of the most persecuted birds in Africa. Now their eggs are being stolen for witchcraft—but few seem to know or care.
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