Conservation

Audubon Magazine

Is DDT Here to Stay?

Thanks to Rachel Carson’s crusade, DDT was banned and birds are rebounding. If only it were that simple. 
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Working Lands: A New York Farm Owner Manages Fields For Grassland Birds

Gail W. Miller's 174-year-old farm is worth the upkeep to protect grassland birds such as bobolinks.  
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Rachel Carson and JFK, an Environmental Tag Team

On the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring’s publication, a best-selling historian shows the extent to which John Kennedy and his administration defended Rachel Carson’s controversial work against the chemical industry’s onslaught.
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Audubon Magazine

Audubon Honors Women in Conservation

This year’s honorees draw on faith, corporate experience, and political know-how to promote environmental stewardship. 
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Working Lands: A Missouri Farmer Saves Prairie and Grassland Birds

Creating conditions species need to thrive in Hi Lonesome.
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Keeping Tabs on a City’s Trees

One forester shows what it means to protect living, breathing trees in the urban environment.
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Is the Gulf Getting Better? A Marine Toxicologist Weighs In

The disastrous Gulf oil spill should have taught a broader lesson about the fragility of our oceans. How well have we learned it?
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Audubon Magazine

Since Silent Spring: Reflecting on Rachel Carson's Legacy

The follow-up to Carson’s work, Since Silent Spring, cemented its reputation as a classic. 
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Organic Honey Is Creating a Buzz in the U.S. Virgin Islands

The sweet stuff is a treat for travelers, in everything from cocktails to entrees.
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Audubon Magazine

Gardeners Reap the Benefits of Online Heirloom Seed Swaps

Planting the past, and preserving biodiversity in the process, is easier than ever.
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Rebounding Grizzlies Still Face, and Pose, Risks

Yellowstone’s rebounding grizzly bear population is an undeniable success. But figuring out how to manage the threatened omnivores—in light of potential food shortages and deadly human-grizzly interactions—isn’t so easy. 
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EPA Releases New Rules Limiting Power Plant Emissions

New rules are forcing power plants to clean up their acts.
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Pleasure Beach: A Place for Birds and People

Striking a balance between the needs of threatened birds and humans isn't always easy.
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Audubon Magazine

Saving Sharks From Finning

A serious effort to save some of the earth’s oldest, largest, and most successful predators is finally under way. But it needs to move faster.
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Audubon Magazine

Hunters Help Restore Hardwood Forests

Public and private groups work together to build better wildlife habitat in the Mississippi River valley.
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How to Count Grizzlies

An intensive DNA study will help wildlife managers design better recovery strategies for the threatened bears.  
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Doggone: Prairie Dogs Face a New and Deadly Threat

Prairie dogs have been eliminated from more than 95 percent of their grassland habitat. And now they, and the vast and complicated ecosystems they sustain, face a new and deadly threat. 
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Video: Saving Lake Okeechobee

Florida's Everglades have a huge advocate in Nathaniel Reed, who's been fighting for decades to preserve the vast ecosystem. In this video, he reflects on the condition of the Everglades' lifeblood—Lake Okeechobee.
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Audubon Magazine

America's Largest Dam Removal Under Way in the Pacific Northwest

Deconstructing the Elwha Dam began this past September.
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Beavers' Comeback Helps Restore Ecosystems

Long maligned as pests, beavers are proving indispensable.
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Audubon Magazine

Social Networking Could Help Save Amphibians

Harnessing the Facebook generation’s photo-sharing habits could help track amphibians around the world.
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World's Largest Bat Colony Benefits Birds and Farms

The bats in Texas's Bracken Cave are effective insecticides. Preserving the land where they live helps other wildlife, too.
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Adventurers Contribute to Science

A nonprofit pairs researchers with extreme athletes.
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A Big Win for Minnesota's Wetlands

A surge of funds for restoring Minnesota’s wetlands.
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Audubon Magazine

Whale of a Miracle

The race to free three gray whales trapped in Arctic sea ice.
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Wake up, BP, and Restore Wyoming’s Soda Lake

The last thing that the nation’s most maligned oil company needs is another black eye. So it remains a mystery why, after being such a good neighbor for so long, it refuses to honor its pledge to maintain one of the most important waterfowl, wading bird, and shorebird habitats on the Central Flyway.
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All's Whale: Actress Kristen Bell Discusses Her New Movie

Kristen Bell mixes celebrity with activism.
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Audubon Magazine

The Shore Is Their Oyster

A fertile estuary in northern California could lose full wilderness status to an oyster company poised to extend its commercial activity for another decade.
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Audubon Magazine

The Big, Bad Wolf?

Gray wolves are coming back in France, much to citizens’ delight, if not shepherds. 
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Audubon Magazine

Fresh Start

A makeover turns manmade Aramburu Island into rich wildlife habitat.
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