Margaret Renkl: I am watching my planet, my home, die

Our world cannot survive four more years of the Trump administration’s environmental policy.
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Vast majority of Europe's key habitats in poor or bad condition – report

The vast majority of protected landscapes across Europe are rated as in poor or bad condition and vital species and their habitats continue to decline despite targets aimed at protecting them, according to a report.


Dying birds and the fires: scientists work to unravel a great mystery

Nobody knows precisely how wildfire smoke affects birds' health and migratory patterns. Now, citizen birdwatchers are stepping in.


1,000 birds crashed into Philadelphia buildings overnight. No one know

Birds commonly fly into the sides of buildings, but design changes can help.

Birds sang softer, but sounded louder during COVID-19 pandemic shutdown

When businesses started closing because of the pandemic this spring, many joked that nature was reclaiming the land. It turns out that's kind of right.


'It should be about the duck': Ire as new US nature stamps feature hunting gear

US artists, hunters and conservationists concerned stamps promote the idea that conservation always involves hunting.


Is coronavirus for the birds? How the COVID-19 shutdown affected this bird’s song

The dramatic reduction in automobile traffic noise in San Francisco during the COVID-19 lockdown has allowed a common songbird to sing songs that are more appealing to the ladies.


Long-banned toxics are still accumulating in Great Lakes birds—as new chemical threats emerge

Decades ago several bird species in the Great Lakes—including the iconic bald eagle—faced an uncertain future because toxic chemicals were threatening their populations.

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Cause of New Mexico bird deaths sought

Wildfires could be changing migration timing or patterns and poisoning the air. The recent early freeze could have dampened feathers or killed off food sources.

New Mexico mystery: Why are so many birds dropping dead?

Scientists say that the wildfires in the West combined with drought and record heat waves could be triggering one of the Southwest’s largest migratory bird die-offs in recent decades.

Extinction is not inevitable. These species were saved

Conservation efforts have saved up to 48 mammal and bird species since 1993, but scientists say much more is needed to stem biodiversity loss.

Western wildfires will be a boon for these native species

As scary as wildfires are for people living near them, burned forests create some of the most biodiverse ecosystems.

How Trump's assault on bird law could backfire on industry

A federal judge's ruling earlier this month on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act could have implications for Trump's "energy dominance" agenda, including a massive pending oil project in Wyoming.

Waterbirds are being forced out of the tropics by climate change

New research has confirmed that climate change is rapidly forcing waterbirds to move away from the world's tropical regions and toward the poles.

From farm to factory: The unstoppable rise of American chicken

How industrial chicken farming transformed an 'alternative' meat to the most consumed meat in the US.

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My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

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