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Audubon Magazine

A Lost Civilization May Shed Light on Coping with Climate Change

An innovative collaboration between scientists is discovering how, 700 years ago, a mysterious, prehistoric culture overcame its landscape’s harsh constraints. The findings may tell a cautionary tale for today’s Southwest.
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Audubon Magazine

High and Dry: A Human Face of Climate Change

Peruvians living high up in the Andes may not know the phrase, "climate change," but they're worried about its effects.
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Audubon Magazine

Thawing Permafrost in the Arctic Will Speed Up Global Warming

There’s more carbon locked up in the high north’s permafrost than the combined total released into the atmosphere by humans. The big melt going on right now in the Arctic could trigger a train of catastrophic events across the world.
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Audubon Magazine

Scarface: The Damage Wrought from Mountaintop Mining

Skimming above a devastated Appalachian landscape, a photographer zooms in on landscape-leveling destruction.
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Audubon Magazine

Coal Control

Audubon and the Sierra Club celebrate a landmark settlement.
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Audubon Magazine

Smoke on the Water: Stopping a Coal-fired Power Plant in Arkansas

Nationwide, coal-fired power plants appear to be on the way out. But in southwest Arkansas—next to some of the finest fish and wildlife habitat anywhere—one may be on the way in. 
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Audubon Magazine

Putting Wind Turbines Out of Wildlife's Way

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has issued voluntary federal guidelines to minimize the impact of wind power facilities on wildlife by approving them in the right places. Audubon is doing its part, too.
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Audubon Magazine

Penguins Offer Insight Into Climate Change

Seeking answers about our warming planet from Adélies living at the earth’s extremes.
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Audubon Magazine

Cause and Effect

How much did humans contribute to this year’s extreme weather events?
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Audubon Magazine

On Thin Ice

In the face of climate change and offshore drilling, biologists are tracking walruses to better understand their behavior and protect the areas most important to them. 
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Audubon Magazine

Tarred and Feathered

A Canadian-based company is bluffing and bullying its way through six states so it can pump the world’s dirtiest oil through a 1,661-mile-long pipeline that crosses some of our most fragile wildlife habitats and lies inside earth’s largest underground reservoir.
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Audubon Magazine

Pedaling for the Planet

Whether he’s traveling by bike, boat, or boots, this teenager’s yearlong, 12,000-mile birding adventure clears a clean path toward an inspiring personal record.
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Audubon Magazine

The Perfect Firestorm

Welcome to the new era of “megafires,” which rage with such intensity that no human force can put them out. Their main causes, climate change and fire suppression, are fueling a heated debate about how to stop them.
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Audubon Magazine

Windfall

If ever there was a time to get off of oil and plug into offshore wind power, it is now, argues Mike Tidwell, a clean-energy activist and veteran journalist with deep roots in the bayou.
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Audubon Magazine

Work Plan

Maytag’s departure left a small Iowa town’s economy reeling. Today, however, workers are building wind machines instead of washing machines, and validating studies about the enormous potential of green-collar jobs.
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Audubon Magazine

Balance of Power

Green energy isn’t necessarily harmless. But new efforts are under way to site renewable energy projects and transmission lines outside unspoiled landscapes and wildlife habitat.
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Audubon Magazine

Polar Distress

With the clock running out in January, the Bush administration, ignoring the concerns of its own scientists and possibly breaking federal law, looks to open a vital stretch of Arctic habitat to offshore oil and gas drilling. So much for saving endangered bears.
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Audubon Magazine

Band of Brothers

Not even a tragic accident could derail two young men’s inspiring project to study one of North America’s least-understood birds. Their groundbreaking research is helping ornithologists understand how to help these birds as a warming climate alters their mountain home.
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Audubon Magazine

Crude Awakening

Right here in North America could lie the answer to our energy needs. But at what cost? Mining the tar sands of Alberta threatens to strip the world’s largest intact forest of its ability to hold carbon and to wipe out the breeding grounds for millions of birds.
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