Climate

Emperor Penguins Proposed for Listing Under Endangered Species Act

— The Antarctic seabirds may qualify as a ‘threatened’ species due to climate change. But without reducing carbon emissions, can the listing help them?

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework Represents a Meaningful Step Toward a Cleaner Future for Birds and People

— While funding levels for some programs are insufficient, the framework is a 'down payment' on future clean energy and resilience investments.

Electric Utilities, Long Anchored by Coal, Are Starting to Break for Renewables

— Renewable electricity will save money in the long run. But that’s tough logic for utilities desperate to earn every penny from their fossil-fuel investments.

Biden Administration to Restore Protections For Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

— USDA announces a new strategy to protect old-growth trees that are important to local communities, birds, and the planet.

How One Clash With an Iceberg Threw an Emperor Penguin Colony into Disarray

— Climatologists predict an increase in wayward icebergs as warming seas weaken glaciers. A new analysis shows how they threaten penguin survival.

Avian Brood Parasites Are About to Have Their Adaptability Tested

— The future of parasitic birds, which lay their eggs in other nests, is totally dependent on their hosts' ability to adjust to climate change.

Congress Votes to Restore Methane Emissions Regulations in a Boost to Combating Climate Change

— President Biden is expected to sign the resolution, which will reinstate limits on the dangerous greenhouse gas.

Bipartisan Bill Addressing Pollution on Working Lands and Economic Support to Landowners Passes Senate

WASHINGTON (June 24, 2021) ­–  “The Growing Climate Solutions Act recognizes the critical role that our working lands play in

Biden's Silence on Minnesota Oil Pipeline Frustrates Advocates

— Line 3, a comparable project to the canceled Keystone XL pipeline, runs counter to the president's stated climate and environmental goals.

Legislation Would Strengthen Funding Streams for Coastal Restoration By Sharing Revenue from Offshore Wind

— As storms continue to pummel our coasts, increased funding for coastal restoration is necessary to protect our communities and wildlife from the worst effects of climate change.