Conservation and Environmental Issues

Links to Articles of Interest

A small bird sheds its Confederate past

EPA to Lift Obama-Era controls on Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas

The Mysterious Lives of Birds That Never Come Down

Emissions Are Surging Back as Countries and States Reopen

Amazon Deforestation Soars as Pandemic Hobbles Enforcement

The birds are not in lockdown, and more people are watching them

More bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef

Birds are Vanishing from North America

Curbs on Methane, Potent Greenhouse Gas, to Be Relaxed in U.S.

Oil and Gas May Be a Far Bigger Climate Threat Than We Knew

Trump Weakens the Nation's Clean Water Efforts

The Trump official who could obliterate public lands

Trump Removes Pollution Controls on Streams and Wetlands

The latest trouble at the border: Vultures are pooping all over a CBP radio tower

Administration Moves to Exempt Big Projects From Environmental Review

The 2010's were a lost decade for climate

Keep Our Rivers Wild: Hydroelectric Power is not the Answer for Climate Change

Texas Methane Super Emitters

What's Fair When It Comes to Carbon Emissions?

Climate change is causing birds to shrink, study suggests

‘Bleak’ U.N. Report Finds World Heading to Climate Catastrophes

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Sandhill Crane Hunting in Michigan - Update

They are at it again!

Senate Resolution 30, introduced by Sen. Dale Zorn (Republican) on April 9, 2019, and House Resolution 61, introduced by Rep. James Lower (Republican) on April 10, 2019, encourage the Michigan Natural Resources Commission to add Sandhill Cranes to the game species list and seeks U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approval to establish a hunting season for these birds. Click here for details.

Additional Information on Songbird Protection in Michigan

Read the following excerpts from Julie Baker, Director of the Michigan Songbird Protection Coalition


To protect and promote Nature and the Environment, with emphasis on birds. Our primary focus is local, with hands-on involvement in local places, projects and issues. For areas farther away, our efforts may be limited to letter writing. We seek to stay abreast of issues and inform the general membership on current conservation issues of importance, from local to worldwide.


The views and opinions expressed on this page do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the officers and members of the Grand Rapids Audubon Club. We only provide this information to the public for its consideration.