Climate

Without Federal Help, Local Efforts Add Up in the Climate Fight

Without Federal Help, Local Efforts Add Up in the Climate Fight

— According to two reports, states, cities, and businesses are on track to meet half the U.S. pledge to reduce carbon emissions under the Paris Agreement.
What's at Stake: Adapting to Climate Change

What's at Stake: Adapting to Climate Change

— Dennis Ojima helps Great Plains ranchers adapt to the local impacts of climate change—namely, drought. But if Trump's budget goes through, funding for the nation’s climate science centers would also dry up.
The 'I'iwi, a Besieged Hawaiian Forest Bird, Is Now Listed as Threatened

The 'I'iwi, a Besieged Hawaiian Forest Bird, Is Now Listed as Threatened

— Placing the native honeycreeper under federal protection marks what scientists hope will be the beginning of a long road to recovery.
Meet Nine, a Fledgling Albatross That Could One Day Help Save Her Species

Meet Nine, a Fledgling Albatross That Could One Day Help Save Her Species

— The teenage years aren't easy for young Laysan Albatross as they awkwardly grow into flight feathers. This is the third story in our series about efforts to create a new albatross colony in Hawaii, one egg at a time.
New Government Report Contradicts Trump Administration Climate Claims

New Government Report Contradicts Trump Administration Climate Claims

— The report, which paints a dire picture of the planetary changes caused by warming temperatures, is awaiting official White House approval. But scientists worry its findings will be downplayed or suppressed.
Deforestation and Drought in the Tropics Are the Biggest Threats to U.S. Forest Birds

Deforestation and Drought in the Tropics Are the Biggest Threats to U.S. Forest Birds

— Within 40 years, migratory songbirds will face greater danger where they overwinter in Central America than where they nest, new research says.
Can Restored Meadows Fight Climate Change? California Seeks to Find Out

Can Restored Meadows Fight Climate Change? California Seeks to Find Out

— California's cap-and-trade extension, passed by lawmakers this week, ensures continued study of whether Sierra Nevada meadow restoration can capture carbon pollution and help birds at once.
As Climate Change Threatens to Push the Bicknell’s Thrush North, Scientists Are Protecting Its Future Habitat Now

As Climate Change Threatens to Push the Bicknell’s Thrush North, Scientists Are Protecting Its Future Habitat Now

— In a warmer world, to save rare species, scientists have to proactively protect their future ranges. For this alpine thrush, that means working with foresters in the Canadian mountains.
The Dovekie, a Keystone Arctic Species, Is Changing Its Diet With the Climate

The Dovekie, a Keystone Arctic Species, Is Changing Its Diet With the Climate

— Feeding shifts are helping the seabird survive warming oceans and preserve a reliant tundra ecosystem—at least in the short term.
Tropical Storm Cindy Just Wiped Out Most of the Shorebird Chicks in the Gulf

Tropical Storm Cindy Just Wiped Out Most of the Shorebird Chicks in the Gulf

— Without coastal restoration that makes beaches less vulnerable to storm surges, climate change will be a threat, and not just from sea level rise.