Hannah Waters, Audubon Society

Hannah Waters

Audubon Society

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Past articles by Hannah:

Birders Don't Need to Be Told That Catastrophic Climate Change Approaches

A new report warns that we're approaching the point of no return—a fact that close observers of nature have known for years. → Read More

We Should Definitely Call Pigeons “Rock Doves” Again

An official proposal would change the Rock Pigeon's name back to its previous, more dignified moniker. That's a sensational idea. → Read More

West Coast Marshes Are Drowning, But There’s Still Time to Save Their Birds

In the next 100 years, sea level rise will overtake Pacific coast marshes. Here's how conservationists plan to keep endangered marsh birds afloat. → Read More

Can These Seabirds Adapt Fast Enough to Survive a Melting Arctic?

On a remote Alaskan sandbar, under the watchful eye of a devoted scientist for more than four decades, climate change is forcing a colony of seabirds into a real-time race: evolve or go extinct. → Read More

To See How Oil Drilling Would Transform the Arctic Refuge, Look Next Door to Prudhoe Bay

The spiderweb of infrastructure at Prudhoe Bay's oilfield will be replicated at the Arctic Refuge if it's opened to drilling—a fact legislators downplay. → Read More

Five Reasons Why Ditching the Clean Power Plan Is Shortsighted and Reckless

The repeal effectively amounts to additional years of unfettered carbon pollution with no end in sight. Here’s why you should care. → Read More

Report: The Arctic Refuge Is Facing Its Biggest Threat Yet

Congress is trying to drill for oil in wild protected areas by sneakily using the budget reconciliation process. A few senators could stand in the way. → Read More

The Ambitious Plan to Save Chesapeake Bay's Shrinking Saltmarshes

The marshes are falling apart. Hope for them—and for the birds and people that call them home—comes with mud, grass, grit, and optimism. → Read More

The Ambitious Plan to Save Chesapeake Bay’s Shrinking Saltmarshes

The marshes are falling apart. Hope for them—and for the birds and people that call them home—comes with mud, grass, grit, and optimism. → Read More

Zinke Recommends Shrinking Several National Monuments in Covert Report to President Trump

Yesterday's announcement ended an unprecedented and highly publicized review of national monuments. Here's what we know. → Read More

Tropical Storm Cindy Just Wiped Out Most of the Shorebird Chicks in the Gulf

Without coastal restoration that makes beaches less vulnerable to storm surges, climate change will be a threat, and not just from sea level rise. → Read More

An Easy Way to Power Your Home With Renewables, Even If You Rent

In many states, you can direct your utility to buy your electricity from renewable sources—a climate-change action requiring no lifestyle changes. → Read More

Yet Again, Texas Developers Sue to Delist the Endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler

Relying on contested research and backed by a beguiling video ad campaign, the Texas Public Policy Foundation is back for another round. → Read More

U.S. Exit from Paris Climate Agreement Sets America on Lonely, Misbegotten Path

Claiming the unprecedented climate accord was designed to hurt American economic interests, President Trump has formally pulled the U.S. from the global pact to fight climate change. → Read More

Proposed 2018 Federal Budget Leaves Little Room for Birds or Conservation

If the administration's proposed budget signals its values, one thing is clear: protecting birds and the places they need is not high on the list. → Read More

The Gas Industry Leaks Enough Gas to Power Three Million Homes Each Year. Congress Is About to Say That's Fine

A rule that restricts wasteful gas leaks and keeps a powerful greenhouse gas out of the atmosphere will likely get overturned any day now. Here's why that's bad for everyone. → Read More

Why We Need a Strong EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency may be a popular political punching bag, but it’s crucial to protecting the health of people and birds. Here’s how. → Read More

Storks Are Skipping Migration to Stay Home and Eat Garbage

It’s hard to blame the birds for choosing junk food in human cities and landfills over thousand-kilometer flights. But will it hurt them in the long run? → Read More

Russian Birds Accidentally Preserved Historic Documents in Their Nests

Swifts and jackdaws gathered money, contracts, and letters to build their nests—and preserved a slice of life from 200 years ago. → Read More

The Internet of Elephant Seals

Move over, scientists. Intrepid seals and whales are collecting data where humans can't reach. → Read More