A special issue on global climate change: the crisis, and how the world
can confront it.
By David Seideman
Looking to help save important wildlife habitat? The place to get started
is your own backyard.
An acid test on clean air; a sparrow makes a comeback in California; getting
the signals straight on communications towers; and more.
The Puffin Man
Celebrating Steve Kress and 30 years of Project Puffin.
Frank Graham Jr.
The Pet Offensive
The trade in wild pets kills not only the animals but ecosystems, too.
Collecting cones, and caroling with coyotes and cardinals. Also: turtles
on ice, orb weavers, and great hare days.
Glacier National Park without any glaciers?
If warming trends continue, that could be the case in three decades.
On Antarctica's remote Torgersen Island, things are getting alarmingly
hot for Adélie penguins.
A Q&A with Carol Browner, Audubon's
new chair; going batty for velvety free-tails in Florida; a Colorado IBA
for the mountain plover; chapter news.
Hot Air and Green Dreams
Finally, common ground in the global warming debate.
For years our political
leaders have fiddled as the earth has steadily warmed. But now,
slowly but surely, a consensus is building that the crisis of
global climate change must be addressedtoday.
Rising temperatures in the Arctic have produced dramatic shifts
in the tundra landscape. If climate change is having as profound
an effect on the region's plants and animals as it appears,
the long-range global consequences could prove disastrous.
Farmers in the Upper Midwest have long
seen the seasonal wetlands that dot their land each spring as
obstacles to their prosperity. But now, as scientists understand
the prairie potholes' carbon-storing abilities, what had been
a problem could become the area's newest cash crop.
Keith Kloor/Photography by Macduff Everton
photo by Andrew Geiger
Tropical coral reefs are known for their
vibrant diversity and spectacular beauty. However, recent increases
in sea-surface temperatures have caused a phenomenon called bleaching
that is draining the color, and the life, from reefs all over
By Susan McGrath/Photography by Gary Bell
Sure, the forces driving global climate change seem overwhelming.
But take heart: There are things youand especially
the governmentcan do to help turn down the heat.
Kelly Turner/Photography by Craig Cutler
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