Other Animals

Global warming is affecting sea turtles, who are getting stranded on beaches close to Cape Cod. Sea turtles get stranded up in the area due to warming waters. A 2019 paper linked warmer waters in the Gulf of Maine to “cold-stunned” sea turtles in Cape Cod Bay. According to Mass Audubon,the warmer waters lure the
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Forster’s Tern feeding a fish to its chick. Photo: Ben Knoot/Audubon Photography Awards This week, Congress convened a hearing on several bills that would improve the survival chances for seabirds, including two that the National Audubon Society supports: the Forage Fish Conservation Act and the Climate-Ready Fisheries Act of 2019. The Forage Fish Conservation Act, H.R. 2236,
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With your own carbon footprint under control, it’s time to level up your impact by encouraging those around you to take climate actions. But where to start? Consider the local communities and spaces where you already have connections and influence—your child’s school, say, or a social hub like a coffee shop. By merely showing up
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Illustration: Joe Ciardiello Who’s Kenn? Simply put, Kenn is a national treasure. A renowned birder, author, and conservationist, Kenn Kaufman has spent his life dedicated to observing birds, reading about birds, writing about birds, and sharing the world of birds with others. With all that birdy knowledge in his brain, he also acts as the field editor for Audubon magazine. So, whenever we
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Clapper Rail. Photo: Bill Dix/Audubon Photography Awards WASHINGTON (January 13, 2020) – Today Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) introduced the bipartisan Blue Carbon for Our Planet Act, which will help the United States meet a goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, by leveraging and enhancing the carbon storage benefits of coastal ecosystems. “Coastal ecosystems like marshes, mangroves,
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For most people in the Lower 48, the colorful Evening Grosbeak is considered a rare treat at feeders during the winter months. But in the forested areas along the U.S.-Canada border, this big-billed finch is common, brightening backyards from Portland, Oregon, to Portland, Maine.  That may be changing, according to the latest update of the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas, a
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There’s been an ongoing debate on whether groundwater should be included in the Clean Water Act of 1972. A rollback of the entire law has been proposed, however, and threatens people’s access to clean water. Lead Image Source : chanattanapol chanthida/Shutterstock It would mean that the pollution of rivers, streams, wetlands and other bodies of
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Surrounded by deep ocean waters, the rugged island of Sulawesi exists at the crossroads of Asian and Australian fauna. Sulawesi is packed with endemic plants and animals, and its importance in the fields of ornithology and biogeography are rooted in the work of Alfred Russel Wallace, whose travels there in the 19th century led him to co-discover the theory of
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Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon The Trump Administration announced proposed changes to gut a decades-old law that ensures the public’s right to evaluate projects’ impacts to communities of people, birds, other wildlife, and the places they need, not to mention our air, water and the rest of our environment. Passed in 1970, the National Environmental
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