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The Big Tern Cheat Sheet: How to ID Four Common Species

— In summer, North America’s four largest terns are near look-alikes. With a keen eye for detail you can tell them apart.
A sign affixed to a metal post on a beach reads "Piping Plover nesting area." The posts, connected by string, designate a restricted area.

Should I Talk to a Stranger Walking a Dog Off Leash Near Nesting Birds?

— Experts say it depends on the situation—and your comfort level.

Supreme Court Ruling Deals a Blow to Biden’s Climate Agenda

— The court curtailed the EPA’s authority to regulate emissions from power plants—a decision that could endanger all sorts of rules that protect the planet and public health.

Supreme Court Ruling is Bad News for Birds and Everyone Else, Too

— The court's ruling in the West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency case limits our ability to respond to the climate crisis and could have other serious implications.

Collaborative Efforts Elevate Shorebirds During Spring Migration in Lahontan Valley

— A conversation about the future of Nevada’s shorebirds.

Ring the Alarm: Today’s Water Crisis Isn’t a Fire Drill

— Why Audubon’s work in the West is more important than ever.

Avian Flu Threatens Seabird Nesting Colonies on Both Sides of the Atlantic

— Highly pathogenic avian influenza has decimated nesting seabirds in Europe and Canada, raising concerns for eastern U.S. populations.

John Oliver Tackles the Colorado River on HBO’s Last Week Tonight

— Comedian explains the dire lack of water in the Southwest.

Historic Investments in Water, Bipartisan Budget Deal Close Out the 2022 Arizona Legislative Session–but No Progress on Rural Groundwater Management

— The Water for Arizona Coalition celebrates $440 million in conservation investments, but mourns the lack of movement on groundwater.

Wildlife Officials Want to Make it Easier to Relocate Climate-Imperiled Species

— A proposed change to the Endangered Species Act would allow protected plants and animals to be introduced outside their historical range.