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Leaders from more than 170 nations signed the Paris Agreement on climate change at the United Nations headquarters in NYC, including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (pictured here with his granddaughter). Mark Lennihan/AP

Record Number of Countries Sign International Climate Deal

— More than 170 nations signed the historic Paris Agreement on Friday—an important step toward putting the treaty into effect.
The Westmill Solar Park, a photovoltaic co-op facility in Watchfield, England, is a successful example of how solar panels and native plants can coexist. Guy Parker

Can Solar Plants Make Good Bird Habitat?

— A proposed state law could turn Minnesota's solar gardens into actual gardens for native birds and pollinators.
Electricity-generating power plants account for 37 percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. The Clean Power Plan would require states to cut these emissions by 2030. Justin Lane/epa/Corbis

What Does the Supreme Court's Clean Power Plan Decision Mean?

— The fight over the plan to cut carbon pollution will continue in lower courts. Here are the details.
The Clean Power Plan requires states to cut carbon emissions from power plants, such as this coal-fired plant in Kansas. Charlie Riedel/AP

In Fight Against Coal, Court Sides With Clean Power Plan

— Even though several states are trying to delay implementation of this clean energy rule, a recent court decision is pushing it forward.

How Clean Energy and Birds Can Coexist

— In a Huffington Post op-ed, Audubon CEO David Yarnold lauds renewable energy projects that take wildlife into consideration.

What Does the Paris Climate Deal Mean? Here's What We Know.

— The agreement is a big deal for birds and our planet—but there’s plenty of work ahead to make it stick.
Paris hosts international climate talks from November 30 to December 11, 2015. Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

We Read the News from the Paris Climate Conference So You Don’t Have to

— At COP21, grandstanding, abandoned shoes, and talk of coal rule the day.
These are some of the 314 North American birds threatened by climate change. You can find the species and photo credits here.

What You Need to Know About COP21—and Why It Matters for Birds

— World leaders will meet in Paris to seek an agreement to rein in climate change.
Community solar

How to Get Solar Power Without Putting Panels on Your Roof

— Community solar offers clean energy options in many states, and its popularity is growing.

Take Five Steps to Help Threatened Birds

— The birds at risk from climate change need our help. Here’s what you can do in your community and beyond.