Ecosystems & Species

More Species Feeling the Heat

While all species will likely be impacted by climate change, a recent article in Audubon Magazine highlights certain species "whose world could change dramatically."

Arkansas, California, Florida and Montana are among states expecting water risks from climate change

A new report from the National Resources Defense Council concludes that “cimate change will greatly increase the risk that water supplies will not be able to keep pace with withdrawals in many areas of the United States.”

Study Warns that Decisions Made Today About Carbon Emissions Will Have Consequences "In the Coming Centuries and Millennia"

The National Research Council today  (16 July 2010) released a report on Climate Stabilization Targets: Emissions, Concentrations, and Impacts Over Decades to Millennia, that clarifies the implications of the actions we take -- or don't take -- to curb greenhouse gas emissions.  The NRC says some choices "could lock the Earth and many future generations of humans into very large impacts."  "The message is crystal clear now," says the Acting Director of WWF's Climate Change Program, Keya Chatterjee.  We must "get off of dirty fuels and move towards a clean energy future," she adds.

$730 Billion Dollar Outdoor Industry is becoming a Vocal Proponent of Climate Change Legislation

The Outdoor Industry Association—a trade group representing 4,000 retailers, distributors and suppliers—joins other major companies in calling for comprehensive climate and energy legislation

Ocean Acidification is an Additional Hazard of America’s Oil Addiction

As oil continues to spew into the Gulf of Mexico, the hazards of America’s oil addiction on coastal communities and fishermen is not limited to oil drilling. The burning of fossil fuels such as oil is creating an additional danger to our oceans and fishermen.

Sunday Times (UK) Publishes Correction and Apology for Asserting that IPCC Amazon Statement was "Bogus"

The Sunday Times (UK) published yesterday (20 June 2010) a correction and a apology for an article it published on 31 January 2010, UN Climate Panel Shamed by Bogus Rainforest Claim.  "The original article to which this correction refers has been removed," concludes the Sunday Times.

Eastern Oysters in Jeopardy from Ocean Acidification

Newly published research results reveal that increased ocean acidity in parts of the Chesapeake Bay along the East Coast reduces rates of juvenile oyster shell formation. Researchers warn that a similar outcome could occur on the West Coast.

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