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
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
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
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