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A Five-Borough Feathered Love Affair: Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City

Kim Dramer | Posted 03.22.2016 | New York
Kim Dramer

As winter officially turned into spring, Leslie Day was in Fort Tryon Park at the northern tip of Manhattan signing her latest book, Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City.

Crowdsourcing Science in Just 15 Minutes

David Yarnold | Posted 02.11.2017 | Green
David Yarnold

How has the most powerful El Niño in nearly two decades and the extraordinary weather patterns it spawned this winter affected birds? You can join with tens of thousands of volunteer citizen scientists to help find the answer.

Should Saving Birds Trump Climate Change?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Mr. Franzen, put your considerable talent to work again and this time, persuade your readers to think of both species conservation and climate change with every action. Changing human behavior has worked in the past and can work now.

As Global Temperatures Rise, Beloved State Birds Are Deciding to Leave the U.S.

David Yarnold | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
David Yarnold

As global temperatures rise, as weather patterns shift, as vital bird habitats dwindle and disappear, familiar and beloved species will leave for more suitable locales or die out completely.

New Zealand 100% Pure: Shattering the Illusion of Green, Clean & Pristine

Maggie Sergio | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Maggie Sergio

Local New Zealanders have documented the wide range of animals and birds poisoned in the forests of New Zealand, providing graphic evidence of the war that the government of New Zealand has declared against its own environment

The Farallon Islands Mouse Eradication Project: The 'Con' in Conservation

Maggie Sergio | Posted 03.09.2014 | Green
Maggie Sergio

If this 1.3 metric ton poison drop is allowed to move forward, thousands of wild animals will be inhumanely poisoned, and in turn, those killed become a poisoned food source for other animals.

Guns and the Environment: Conservation Begins With Wildlife

Mike Weisser | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Most of the original environmental conservationists were hunters -- including Theodore Roosevelt and Audubon Society founder, George Bird Grinnell. This alliance no longer exists due to the polarization of the gun control debate.

When We Finally Save the World, We'll Have Birds to Thank for It

OnEarth | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green

By David Gessner, OnEarth Last month, when I read that Atlantic puffins were threatened, I had an immediate and visceral reaction. It wasn't to form a...

To Everything, Tern, Tern, Tern:'s Live Cams Present the Birth of Worldly Birds

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Gregory Weinkauf

This planet, this Gaia, she's what we've got, she's where we belong, she's big and beautiful, and she needs our attention.

Obama vs. Birds: The Best Fake War Ever Declared

Posted 05.31.2013 | Green

To the relief of all the world's nations, a truce has been declared in the (utterly fake and nonsensical) war between President Barack Obama and the A...

He Flew Away

Glen Martin | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Glen Martin

Rich Stallcup, one of the great ornithologists of his generation, died in December from leukemia at the age of 67. He had a certain aversion for publicity, and his life somehow mimicked the existence of the birds he so loved: intensely pursued, with a graceful passing.

WATCH LIVE: Osprey Chicks Hatch In Maine

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 06.10.2012 | Green

A webcam set up near an osprey nest in Bremen, Maine, is documenting the hatching of three chicks. The first of three eggs in the osprey nest, whic...

California Is for Plovers, Not Polystyrene

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The hope in roping off sections of plover habitat in Malibu Lagoon is that we will be able to share the beach with our feathered friends and that the plovers will nest and reproduce.

Time Stands Still Through the Eyes of a Photographer

Jill Lynne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jill Lynne

Daniel Sullivan's production of Time Stands Still aptly comments on rarely discussed and profound questions pertaining to the art of photography.

Water Environment Protection Efforts Must Be Collaborative

Michael Deane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Deane

Let me ask you a question. When someone asks where your water comes from, do you point to your kitchen faucet, or does your mind go to the lake 30 min...

Environmental Groups Congratulate Obama on Victory

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

Among the many celebrating Barack Obama's victory today are environmentalists. Here's what some have to say:


Stefanie Michaels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stefanie Michaels

Hotels are looking for new ways to run more efficiently and looking to nature to give them some ideas. The latest in green technology is allowing hote...