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Trump Delivers Major Blow to the Foundation of U.S. Environmental Law

Trump Delivers Major Blow to the Foundation of U.S. Environmental Law

— A new interpretation of the National Environmental Policy Act limits its power and scope, ignores climate change, and cuts marginalized communities out of decisions, critics say.
Birding by Ear Can Be Challenging, But There’s Help at Hand

Birding by Ear Can Be Challenging, But There’s Help at Hand

— Looking to learn bird songs? Here are some courses and tools to guide you no matter your skill level.
The Parrot King

The Parrot King

— Over the past 14 years, Martin Guth has built a monopoly on some of the world's rarest birds. Will his secretive organization ultimately help the parrots—or push to them closer to extinction?
Meet the Dipper, North America's Only Aquatic Songbird

Meet the Dipper, North America's Only Aquatic Songbird

— A photographer spent years on rushing streams in the Rocky Mountains documenting the remarkable American Dipper.
How to Make a Comic About Birds

How to Make a Comic About Birds

— Rosemary Mosco, creator of ‘Bird and Moon,’ shares tips and techniques for turning a funny idea into a cartoon.
Gain a Duck, Lose a Crow: the 2020 Updates to North American Bird Names

Gain a Duck, Lose a Crow: the 2020 Updates to North American Bird Names

— The Mexican Duck is now its own species, and the Northwestern Crow officially gets lumped with American Crow.
Learn to Draw Birds with David Sibley

Learn to Draw Birds with David Sibley

— The simple act of drawing can change the way you look at the world—and the way you understand birds. Get started with this video series.
Finally, a Bird-Themed Spotify Playlist (No, It's Not a Bunch of Bird Calls)

Finally, a Bird-Themed Spotify Playlist (No, It's Not a Bunch of Bird Calls)

— It's no coincidence that the avian-themed songs on biologist Amanda Gallinat's playlist echo the order of a field guide.
How Protecting Habitats Could Help Prevent Future Pandemics

How Protecting Habitats Could Help Prevent Future Pandemics

— Wildlife health is not separate from our own. To forestall new infectious "spillover" events, experts are looking to familiar conservation tools.
The Surreal Challenge of Making a Magazine During an Unthinkable Spring

The Surreal Challenge of Making a Magazine During an Unthinkable Spring

— Creating our summer issue meant balancing the desire for escape with a deeper need to face the moment.