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We Solved the Mystery of the Dying Birds

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Across the southeastern United States, bald eagles have been dying unexplainedly for the past 25 years. In March of 2021, researchers announced that they had found the killer, and they hope we can use this knowledge to better protect eagles and the ecosystems they depend on.

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