Ecosystems & Species

Himalayas are climate change hotspot

Alterations in Himalayan ecosystems from climate change could dramatically alter the lives of over 700 million people that live in this region.

The Cost of Protecting Montana Homes from Wildfires will more than Double by 2025

According to a recent study, protecting Montana homes from wildfires will cost double to quadruple by 2025. 

Warming In The Arctic Could Have Far-Reaching Consequences For U.S. And Planet

A new study released today by the World Wildlife Fund says that rapid climate change in the Arctic is happening faster than expected, with major impacts well beyond the region, including changing weather patterns, flooding coastal areas and accelerate climate change.

New 5-year study by USGS and WWF to Examine Climate Change Impacts on Waterbirds

According to a USGS press release September Science Picks -- Hot News about Cool Science (2 Sep 2009), "Climate change may affect critical water resources that support prey for 75 migratory bird species in the Great Basin."

Hundreds of new species discovered in the fragile Eastern Himalayas

A new WWF report reveals more than 350 new species – such as a “flying frog” and a 100 million-year old gecko – that have been discovered in the Eastern Himalayas, a biological treasure trove now threatened by climate change.

Dr. Andrew Baker to Speak to WWF about Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Coral Reef

Dr. Andrew Baker is an Assistant Professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science of the University of Miami. His research and teaching focuses on the effects of climate change on coral reef ecosystems. Over the past dozen years, his studies, involving field and experimental work in some two dozen countries worldwide, have helped illustrate the adaptive capacity of corals to the impacts of climate change, such as rising sea temperatures, and how scientists might be able translate these findings into conservation tools.

Climate Change Impacts Being Felt From Coast To Coast, U.S. Government Announces

Every region of the United States – from the East Coast to the West Coast, plus Alaska and Hawaii – is experiencing significant, adverse impacts from climate change including droughts, floods, heat waves and wildfires – and these widespread impacts will grow during the course of the century, concludes a major new report issued today by the White House. For more information, see the press release.

Climate Impacts on Ecosystems and Wildlife featured on ABC News Now

The ABC News Now program Nature's Edge on 26 May featured three very good segments on the impacts of climate change on ecosystems and wildlife – and the scientists who study them.  For each one you must sit through a brief ad (15-20 seconds), but it is worth the wait.  

Stalking the Emerging Climate Change Paradigm

When I was kid in east Texas, my father would take me hunting — deer, ducks, doves, squirrels, frogs. Whatever was in season and was legal. I was never an enthusiastic hunter, but I did enjoy being out in the woods, fields, and marshes with my father, and being close to wild things was very moving, which was one of the reasons I occasionally missed my shots on purpose. I particularly liked the “hunting” part of hunting: finding an animal, learning about it, and seeing it in situ.

WWF Study Says Climate Change Could Displace Millions in Asia’s Coral Triangle

Posted 01:17 pm on May 13, 2009 by Nick Sundt

A featherstar in the Indo-Pacific Ocean
© WWF-Canon / Jürgen FREUND

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