Climate

As the Climate Changes, How Will Birds Weather Heavier Rains and Snows?

As the Climate Changes, How Will Birds Weather Heavier Rains and Snows?

— Climate change is a major driver of increasingly severe storms that threaten North American birds.
How Wildfires Boosted by Climate Change Threaten Birds

How Wildfires Boosted by Climate Change Threaten Birds

— While wildfires are natural parts of many landscapes in North America, today's megafires pose new challenges to birds and people.
The Southwest Is Facing an ‘Unprecedented’ Migratory Bird Die-Off

The Southwest Is Facing an ‘Unprecedented’ Migratory Bird Die-Off

— Scientists and birders have found large numbers of migratory species disoriented and dead in recent weeks. Here’s what we know so far.
Youth Environmental Activists Strengthen Their Stand in the Climate Movement

Youth Environmental Activists Strengthen Their Stand in the Climate Movement

— Student leaders proved age is trivial when taking actions on environmental issues at the first-ever virtual Youth Environmental Summit.
How Wildfires Affect Birds

How Wildfires Affect Birds

— Big burns are natural, but climate change could make especially destructive fire seasons the new normal.
A Disease Outbreak in California Has Killed an Estimated 40,000 Birds

A Disease Outbreak in California Has Killed an Estimated 40,000 Birds

— Avian botulism is a regular issue at the sprawling wetlands of the Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuges, but in a dry and hot year, it's gotten out of control.
Audubon Study Confirms Solar Is a Major Economic Driver in South Carolina

Audubon Study Confirms Solar Is a Major Economic Driver in South Carolina

— Audubon South Carolina's newly commissioned report shows that the solar energy industry has a $1.5 billion impact in the state.
Senate Report Warns of Perils of Ignoring Science on Climate Change

Senate Report Warns of Perils of Ignoring Science on Climate Change

— Senate Special Committee on the Climate Crisis calls for investing in a cleaner future in a post-COVID world
Louisiana Announces First-Ever Climate Goals

Louisiana Announces First-Ever Climate Goals

— Governor John Bel Edwards sets targets for reducing carbon emissions and establishes resilience strategies across state government.
Marine Heatwaves Can Scatter Ocean Wildlife More Than a Thousand Miles

Marine Heatwaves Can Scatter Ocean Wildlife More Than a Thousand Miles

— A new study finds that these extreme events at sea can rapidly redistribute habitats and animals, including fish and seabirds.