Environment Forum

That sinking feeling along the U.S. Gulf Coast

August 11, 2010

OIL-SPILL/The oil is no longer gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from the broken BP well, and a final “bottom kill” is in prospect — though delayed by an iffy weather forecast. That means the environment’s on the mend along the Gulf Coast, right?

BP, oil and seabirds — Baltic Sea ducks had worse luck

July 8, 2010

gannetBP’s vast and spreading oil disaster is killing ever more birds and other wildlife¬†in the Gulf of Mexico — but one of the worst spills for birds¬†was a harmless-sounding 5 tonnes of oil in the Baltic Sea in 1976.

Audubon employees dig deep for the cause

March 17, 2009

You won’t see this on Wall Street folks.

Times are tough for U.S. non-profit organizations, so tough that some employees at one are donating their own money to help stave off layoffs and keep their projects going.

Climate change making U.S. forests quieter?

February 11, 2009

Add quieter U.S. forests, woods, and backyards to the list of changes our lives could face from climate change. A piece by my colleague Deborah Zabarenko explores the movement of American birds northward, sometimes hundreds of miles into Canada.