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Alaska’s Big Fire Seasons Are a ‘New Normal’ and Reshaping the Landscape

Alaska’s Big Fire Seasons Are a ‘New Normal’ and Reshaping the Landscape

— After wildfires, grasslands and deciduous woodlands are replacing evergreen boreal forest and transforming the state's terrain and ecology.
This Mysterious Tropical Bachelor Likes to Summer in Maine

This Mysterious Tropical Bachelor Likes to Summer in Maine

— For 15 years, a lone Red-billed Tropicbird has attracted visitors and researchers with his unusual habits and misguided mating attempts.
First Nations and Canada Partner to Establish Protection of 6 Million Acres

First Nations and Canada Partner to Establish Protection of 6 Million Acres

— The more than 10 million birds that rely on this land will have a protected home to return to each spring for years to come.
A Controversial Minnesota Mine Finds New Life Under President Trump

A Controversial Minnesota Mine Finds New Life Under President Trump

— The Interior Department recently approved a project previously deemed too great an environmental risk in the bird-rich Boundary Waters wilderness.
Around the World, the Soothing Sounds of Birdsong Are Used as Therapy

Around the World, the Soothing Sounds of Birdsong Are Used as Therapy

— The natural tunes decrease stress while possibly invigorating the mind.
Detained Migrant Children Paint Birds as Symbols of Freedom and Home

Detained Migrant Children Paint Birds as Symbols of Freedom and Home

— Confined in a tent city near El Paso, teens portrayed parrots and quetzals in works now on display at the “Uncaged Art” exhibit.
Native Plants Share the Spotlight In These Stunning Bird Photos

Native Plants Share the Spotlight In These Stunning Bird Photos

— This year's Audubon Photography Awards introduced a new category that requires entrants to know their fauna and their flora.
Burrowing Owls Are the Family Next Door in this Florida Boom Town

Burrowing Owls Are the Family Next Door in this Florida Boom Town

— Locals and researchers are working to keep Marco Island hospitable to the birds, which are declining across the state, as development devours the vacant lots where they make their homes.
Are These Birds Better Than Computers at Predicting Hurricane Seasons?

Are These Birds Better Than Computers at Predicting Hurricane Seasons?

— A nearly two-decade Veery study suggests these feathered forecasters can sense major storms months in advance.
Science Loses Ground to Economics With New Endangered Species Act Rules

Science Loses Ground to Economics With New Endangered Species Act Rules

— The Trump administration's decision to weaken the widely supported law has drawn sweeping condemnation from conservationists.
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