Articles, publications and press releases
The Nature Conservancy releases “Climate Change in the Champlain Basin: What natural resource managers can expect and do,”
National Research Council has released three new reports examining how the nation can combat the effects of climate change.
The NWF Wildlife Conservation and Global Warming National Advocacy Center presents a brief analysis of the Kerry-Lieberman bill
Bird Conservation Alliance discusses birds and climate change at "Conserving Endangered Ecosystems," June 9.
"Climate Change Indicators in the United States," from the U.S. EPA, presents 24 indicators of the causes and effects of climate change.
Adapting to Climate Change: A Call for Federal Leadership -- the Pew Center on Global Climate Change recommends a national adaptation program.
The National Wildlife Federation says harmful and destructive species are thriving on changing climate.
Congressmen Rush Holt (D-NJ), and Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) have introduced the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act to protect the wildlife corridors under threat from urban sprawl and climate change.
Royal Society, Biological Science is reporting that UK scientists have developed a 250-year index of first flowering dates and their response to temperature changes.
The April Nature Reports Climate Change, suggests the best approach to dealing with rising sea levels might be to follow the lead of Louisiana
For the first time, the Interior Department's State of the Birds report adds climate change to other factors threatening birds.
Disappearing Ducks? BioScience article says prairie potholes are vulnerable to warming climates.
US Fish & Wildlife Service to reorient budget to focus on climate change — NY Times story titled “Obama budget retools FWS for Warming World.”
Yvo de Boer, United Nations climate Chief for more than four years, has resigned, effective July 1, 2010.
New report reveals the ups and downs of Britain's waterbirds — According to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, "The protection and wise management of our wetlands is a priority to ensure that they continue to provide a lifeline to bird populations in the face of climate change..."
Ducks Unlimited celebrated World Wetlands Day, promoting the theme “Caring for Wetlands — an Answer to Climate Change.”
The year climate science caught up with what top scientists have been saying privately for years; from Climate Progress blog.
Oceans Reveal Further Impacts of Climate Change; University of Alabama at Birmingham professor Jim McClintock, Ph.D., professor says increasing acidity of the world's oceans - and that acidity's growing threat to marine species - are definitive proof that the atmospheric carbon dioxide that is causing climate change is also negatively affecting the marine environment.
Will earlier springs throw nature out of step? The recent trend towards earlier UK springs and summers has been accelerating, according to a study published Feb. 9, in Global Change Biology.
Invasive Plants Are Beneficiaries of Climate Change in Thoreau's Woods; Invasive plants could become even more prevalent and destructive as climate change continues, according to a new analysis of data stretching back more than 150 years.
An Upwelling Crisis: Ocean Acidification; ClimateWatch Magazine (NOAA) that discusses ocean acidification, including its effects on marine life.
Tel Aviv University research finds birds, foxes and small mammals adapt their diets to global warming.
Sportsmen’s groups send a letter to the Senate on climate change, Sept. 21, 2009, On behalf of millions of organized sportsmen and women and conservation professionals from across the country, twenty sportmen's organizations are urging the Senate to pass comprehensive climate and energy legislation this year.
DOI climate change response strategy launched, Sept. 14, 2009, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today launched the Department of the Interior’s first-ever coordinated strategy to address current and future impacts of climate change on America’s land, water, ocean, fish, wildlife, and cultural resources. Download the order.
Climate Change by Dave Nomsen, Pheasants Forever vice president of government affairs Summer 2009 - Hunters are pretty keen observers. We have to read the terrain, wind, sun and a dog's tail to be successful in our pursuit of the elusive ring-necked pheasant. Like hunters, scientists and biologists have been paying close attention to the world's climate and wildlife. I've read the reports, examined the evidence and today I can tell you without hesitation that I am a believer - Global Climate change is happening.
National Wildlife Federation analysis of Grijalva Bill, May 5, 2009 - Representatives Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Nick Rahall (D-WV), John Dingell (D-MI) and others introduced the Climate Change Safeguards for Natural Resources Conservation Act of 2009, containing the most detailed provisions of any climate change bill in history on natural resources adaptation, measures that if implemented would enable the U.S. to make great strides in protecting its wildlife and other natural resources from the harmful impacts of inevitable global warming.
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change -- NAS report March 2009 - Introduction, Ecosystems and Climate Change Documented Current Ecological Impacts of Climate Change Examples of Ecological Impacts of Climate Change in the United States Lessons From the Distant Past Impacts of Future Climate Changes
Natural Resource Bulletin, March 4, 2009 - In This Issue: Obama outlines conservation priorities - NWF coalitions gather on Capitol Hill - Maine faces habitat shifts due to global warming - Ocean prey species dwindling
02/24/2009 - Protecting Our Natural Resources from Global Warming, Feb. 24, 2009 -
A Change in the Weather, Feb. 19, 2009 -
by Markt.Sullivan, Field and Stream magazine. Sportsmen from deer hunters to trout fishermen have faced unusually warm seasons in recent years. Is it man-made global warming, a natural climate cycle, or something else? We talked to scientists, wildlife managers, guides, and everyday outdoorsmen to find out whatâ€™s going on and what it means for the future
Species Wintering Farther North Show Need for Policy Change New York, NY, February 10, 2009 - The northward and inland movement of North American birds, confirmed by thousands of citizen-observations, provides new and powerful evidence that global warming is having a serious impact on natural systems, according to new analyses by Audubon scientists.
Warming Trends Alter Conservation, by Juliet Eilperin Jan. 26, 2009 At the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on Maryland's Eastern Shore, sea-level rise threatens to drown the brackish marsh on which migrating shorebirds depend. In Northern California, the shrinking snowpack has reduced stream flows that sustain the delta smelt, a federally threatened fish species. Higher summer temperatures in northern Minnesota have depressed the birthrates of the area's once-populous moose, and just 20 inhabit the Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge that was designed in part to shelter them.
The Politics and Business of Climate Change June 23, 2008, by Lauren Morello, ClimateWire reporter - Protecting the nation's parks, forests, coastlines and oceans from the most severe effects of climate change will require "leadership at the highest level" of government, according to a new report by the federal Climate Change Science Program. Taking a "business-as-usual" approach to the country's natural resources will lead to "major degradation" in coming years, the document warns, as rainfall patterns alter, the risk of drou...
New report on ecosystems and climate change, Washington, D.C., June 20, 2008 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released "Preliminary Review of Adaptation Options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources," a report that identifies strategies reduce the effect of climate change on estuaries, forests, wetlands, coral reefs, and other sensitive ecosystems.
Investing in America's Natural Heritage: The Urgent Need for Climate Change Legislation, June 5, 2009, by Douglas B. Inkley, Ph.D., Published by the National Wildlife Federation, this presents the ecological and economic argument for urging passage of climate change legislation and discusses conversation strategies for nine specific ecosystems.
Report released on the effects of climate change, Washington, D.C., May 27, 2008 - The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) has released "Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.3 (SAP 4.3): The Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources, and Biodiversity in the United States." The CCSP integrates the federal research efforts of 13 agencies on climate and global change. Today's report is one of the most extensive examinations of climate impacts on U.S. ecosystems. USDA is the lead agency for this report and coordinated its production as part of its commitment to CCSP.
Top hunting and fishing groups release new study on threat of climate change, Washington, D.C., April 10, 2008 - The Wildlife Management Institute, joined by eight of the nation’s leading hunting and fishing organizations, today released Seasons’ End; Global Warming’s Threat to Hunting and Fishing, which details the predicted impacts of climate change on the fish and wildlife habitat and what can be done to address this challenge.
Visit the Seasonsend Blog for more about global warming's effect on fish and wildlife.
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