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Huntington Beach Oil Spill Fouls Beaches Home to Federally Threatened Snowy Plovers

Huntington Beach, Calif., October 6, 2021 – Petroleum from the weekend’s massive oil spill off Orange County continues to endanger shorebirds as it washes up on beaches, including at wintering grounds for the federally threatened Western Snowy Plover. “Tom Ryan, a biologist with Los Angeles Audubon, estimates that around 200 Western Snowy Plovers winter along […]

Posted inEnviro

New Audubon Study: Two-Thirds of North American Birds at Risk of Extinction Due to Climate Change

NEW YORK (October 10, 2019) – Today, the National Audubon Society announced a groundbreaking climate report, Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink. “Two-thirds of America’s birds are threatened with extinction from climate change, but keeping global temperatures down will help up to 76 percent of them. There’s hope in this report, but […]

Posted inUS

Is Wall Construction at the National Butterfly Center About to Begin?

Feb. 5, 2019 – On Sunday, the National Butterfly Center alerted Facebook users to some alarming news: Earlier that day, construction equipment and eight local law enforcement units materialized at the 100-acre sanctuary in Mission, Texas, along the U.S.-Mexico border. Last year, Congress approved funding to build new border-wall sections atop a levee that runs through […]

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Audubon Urges California Officials to Swiftly Implement New Salton Sea Funds

SACRAMENTO, June 6, 2018 — California voters yesterday passed Proposition 68, a $4 billion state bond measure that will provide critical funding for state parks, clean water, climate change resilience, and wildlife habitat – including $200 million in funding to address the deterioration of the Salton Sea. Echoing this mandate from the electorate, the National Audubon […]