Renewable Energy

New BIG WIRES Act Would Help Achieve a Clean Energy Future for Birds and People

By National Audubon Society
September 15, 2023 — “We have an urgent need to equitably and responsibly build out our nation's clean energy transmission infrastructure.”

Warmer Oceans Are Driving More Frequent Seabird Die-Offs, Preventing Populations From Recovering

By Anna Gibbs
August 31, 2023 — A new study used long-term volunteer data to show that marine heatwaves are linked to mass avian mortality at sea.
Renewable Energy

Offshore Wind in The Gulf Will Help Stabilize Climate, But Communities Must Fully Benefit

By Dawn O'Neal
August 30, 2023 — Responsibly sited and equitably managed offshore wind would be good for every living thing in the Gulf.
A young woman outside near a river holds a tripod and spotting scope and looks at the camera.

Mya-Rose Craig’s Search for Family Amid an Extraordinary Life of World Birding

By Nicholas Cannariato
August 15, 2023 — Birdgirl, a memoir by the 21-year-old birder and activist, is an affecting story of a daughter seeking her parents as they, together, seek birds.
Renewable Energy

We Need Bird-Friendly Transmission to Fight Climate Change. Getting There Will Take Collective Action.

By Gary Moody
August 09, 2023 — By working together, we can help build the transmission grid birds need.
A cormorant bird swims underwater, rays of sunlight shining through dense kelp plants.
From the Magazine

A Photographer Documents Kelp Forests’ Decline and Efforts to Bring Them Back

By Zoe Grueskin
June 24, 2023 — In our attempts to restore kelp forests, hungry sea urchins should not be villainized, says Kate Vylet. “Everything’s just trying to survive.”

How Do Wildfires in Canada’s Boreal Forest Affect Birds Across the Continent?

By Anna Gibbs
June 22, 2023 — Hundreds of fires continue to blaze in what officials say could become Canada’s worst fire season in recorded history.
Renewable Energy

Audubon Settlement Improves Protections for Golden Eagles in California’s Altamont Pass

By Mike Lynes
May 16, 2023 — Important concessions will reduce risks to birds while allowing for wind energy development needed to act on climate.
A wood thrush sitting on a branch with its beak open.

New EPA Proposal Would be Key to Achieving Climate Goals for Birds and People

By National Audubon Society
May 11, 2023 — Climate pollution standards would reduce emissions from power plants to slow global temperature rise.
Renewable Energy

Congress Must Maintain Historic Climate and Economic Progress

By National Audubon Society
April 20, 2023 — A plan to raise the nation’s debt ceiling would reverse job-creating tax incentives and jeopardize climate and conservation protections.