Winter 2020

World Without Ice

With the Earth’s climate already in crisis, oil drilling is about to put polar bears and one of the planet’s most biologically dynamic ecosystems at further risk—unless it can be stopped
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Wild Matters

The loss is staggering and signals a widespread ecological crisis: Nearly 1 in 3 birds—or 29%—has disappeared in the U.S. and Canada since 1970. This includes the rare and the common, from songbirds, shorebirds and others that migrate long distances to backyard regulars like sparrows. Grassland birds fared the worst.

To Save a Swamp

Swamps have a reputation as forbidding places. Folklore has filled our heads with tales of monsters emerging from their depths at night. In reality, swamps are wild, mysterious remnants of North America where wildlife can still hang on and thrive.

Living Lightly

It’s not just a new year, it’s a new decade, which makes it the perfect time to add a few more resolutions to what you already do to protect wildlife and our planet. Here are 10 of our favorites for 2020 and beyond.