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GLOBAL WARMING: FEELING THE HEAT
ATLANTIC SALMON ARE JUST ONE OF MANY SPECIES THAT WON’T ESCAPE CLIMATE CHANGE’S IMPACTS. MORE
GLOBAL WARMING: BAND OF BROTHERS
IN THE WAKE OF A TRAGIC ACCIDENT, THESE YOUNG BIRDERS PERSEVERED TO LEARN HOW GLOBAL WARMING AFFECTS ROSY-FINCHES. MORE
GLOBAL WARMING: BAD BEAR NEWS
SCIENTISTS TRANQUILIZED THIS POLAR BEAR TRYING TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE SPECIES IS COPING IN A CHANGING WORLD. MORE
GLOBAL WARMING: BALANCE OF POWER
IN WYOMING’S WIND-SWEPT SAGE-GROUSE HABITAT, ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AND CONSERVATION FIND COMMON GROUND. MORE
Feature Articles
Editor's Note
Audubon View
Letters
Field Notes
Audubon Family
Audubon In Action
Currents
Green Guru
Incite
Reviews
One Picture

Oil Spill in the Gulf
Audubon magazine’s bloggers investigate the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, from its effects on birds and other wildlife, to the technology used to clean up the spill, to the politics surrounding the issue.  



Special Global Warming Issue
Arctic meltdown, cleaner green energy, solving a bird mystery, and more reports from the front lines.

Dispatch
Smoke Signals
The amount of carbon locked up in the Arctic’s permafrost dwarfs the total that humans have released into the atmosphere. Could the wholesale melting of the Arctic trigger a series of catastrophes?

Citizen Science
Band of Brothers
A tragic accident could have ended a project to study rosy-finches. But these young birders persevered, helping scientists understand how global warming affects these little-known birds and other species, too.

 
Renewable Energy

Balance of Power
Even green-energy development has a carbon footprint. But in Wyoming’s windswept sagebrush steppe, goodwill and a novel collaboration have produced a solution to suit all—including the sage-grouse.

Activism
Guardian Angels
As the Florida torreya hangs on by a thread in its dwindling range, activists are taking matters into their own determined hands. Is “assisted migration” a valid conservation option in a world being transformed by climate change, or is this activism gone too far? 

Photo Gallery
Feeling the Heat
A warmer climate will affect all species, but here are some whose world could change dramatically.

 

Editor’s Note

Audubon View

Letters
Feedback from our readers.

Field Notes
Climate change and birds; a nation struggles to keep its head above water; making parks safer for people and black bears; more. 

Audubon Family
Teaching your kids about climate change.

Audubon in Action
Beefing up conservation in this hemisphere; energy boost in Connecticut; more.

Currents
Have Faith
A new generation of evangelical Christians looks to redefine “pro-life.”

Green Guru
Responsibility and the refrigerator; trees and carbon capture; tofu and the rainforest.

Incite
Gas Pains
The rush to mine the Marcellus shale deposit
imperils Pennsylvania’s woods and wildlife.

Reviews
Hot Picks
Experts share their favorite books on global climate change.
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One Picture
Bad Bear News
Polar bears struggle in the thawing Arctic.

 

On the cover: A drill rig in northeastern Pennsylvania, where a gas rush could be disastrous for a wide range of birds, fish, and other wildlife. Photo by Fred R. Conrad/New York Times/Redux

Banner Images: Atlantic salmon, by Paul Nicklen/National Geographic Stock; Michael Hilchey (left) and Raymond VanBuskirk with a rosy-finch, by Jen Judge; polar bear, by Jeff Hutchesn; windmills, by Matt Slaby.



















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