Climate

A bald eagle flies upsidedown

Improvements to FWS Permit Process Could Help Protect Eagles While Advancing Renewable Energy Projects

— Audubon will work to ensure that the final rule advances the conservation of Bald and Golden Eagles
 An aerial view, looking straight down, of bleached white cedars that are dead from flooding.

How New Jersey Plans to Relocate Flooded ‘Ghost Forests’ Inland

— A $20 million cedar restoration project in the state’s Pine Barrens shows how people can help vanishing habitats outpace sea-level rise.

This Little-Known Electricity Agency Could Give Renewable Energy the Push It Needs

— State public utility commissions have the power to reduce carbon emissions and address climate change. Some have already begun.

As Historic Climate Legislation is Celebrated, Opportunities and Challenges Lie Ahead

— The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act was celebrated at a White House ceremony, but the fight for an equitable solution to the climate crisis continues.
An aerial view of a hurricane as seen from space.

How Bird Researchers Are Tracking the Impacts of Intensifying Hurricane Seasons

— As climate change fuels stronger storms, scientists are using emerging technology and crowdsourcing data to understand their avian toll.

The Inflation Reduction Act is a Big Deal. Here’s What it Means for Birds (And You)

— We parse out the key provisions of this historic climate legislation.

The Senate Climate Deal Promises a Safer Future for Birds—If It Passes

— Experts and advocates are optimistic, for the first time in ages, about what would be the biggest-ever U.S. investment in climate action.

Historic Climate Legislation Would Put the U.S. Back on Track to Meet Energy Goals

— The Senate has an opportunity to take a major step in reducing emissions and creating a cleaner future for birds and communities.
 A charred redwood smolders looking upward towards the canopy.

Rebuilding an Iconic California State Park With Birds and Wildfire In Mind

— In 2020, a blaze consumed Big Basin Redwoods State Park, incinerating cabins, blackening ancient trees, and imperiling endangered murrelets. Staff now want to reimagine the park to better ensure the seabird’s future.
Seven people among the dense roots of a mangrove forest.

The Buried Treasure in Panama’s Mangrove Forests: the Carbon They Store

— These ecosystems feed and shelter migrating birds and surrounding communities—and help fight climate change. By tapping some of that value, conservationists seek to ensure they’ll continue doing so.