Analyzing thousands of breeding bird surveys sent in by citizen scientists across the western United States and Canada over 35 years, wildlife researchers report that most of the 40 songbird species they studied shifted either northward or toward...
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"Global warming is no longer a philosophical threat, no longer a future threat, no longer a threat at all. It's our reality" Bill McKibben Global warming - Is it really a myth or an absolute reali...
We might still save Polar Bears. Some paths to take are apparent in this blog post.
California wavering on protection for gray wolves under state law; Defenders of Wildlife featured on the HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell show tonight; A close up look at the science: wolf breeding pairs in Idaho; bad bills for Mexican gray wolves in Arizona.
It is embarrassing that the AZ legislators have passed legislation that permits killing wolves on public (federal) land.
Western yellow-billed cuckoos once lived in abundance in the Western United States. Due to the near-total destruction of their natural habitat, they now face possible extinction. Tell the government to save this species by granting it federal protection.
March for Elephants is passionate about changing the story on behalf of elephants. Elephants in the wild are slated for extinction in 10 years. Join the cause.
Elephants will not be extinct in 10 years, but it might not be much longer than that. Worldwide support from humans is needed now.
"Texas farmers fear arrival of new Dust Bowl Those who have lived in America most of their lives know a little something of the Dust Bowl era during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Now, Texans are becoming concerned about yet another Dust Bowl scenario as droughts in various regions within the state are getting worse."
The Evergreen Foundation supports sustainable forest harvest. It's board of directors is composed of industry and finance managers and former government employees. The Foundation has a negative view toward "environmentalists." The Foundation supports the U. S. Forest Service's use of public funds to increase forest health and improve harvests for private forestry companies.
Unfortunately, supply-side economics often exhibits industry-specific tunnel vision that disregards ecosystem consequences of dwindling biodiversity and natural resources.
"The Arizona Wildlife Fund is a voluntary program that allows Arizona taxpayers to help conserve the state’s wildlife simply by marking the Arizona Wildlife box on the annual state tax return.
"Since Arizona started the program more than 25 years ago, contributions to the fund have aided the conservation and reintroduction of many species, including bald eagles, black-footed ferrets, California condors, Apache trout, Mexican wolves and several of the state’s most intriguing desert reptiles and amphibians."
On the southernmost end of the African continent lies the smallest, but richest, plant kingdom on Earth: the Cape Floristic Kingdom. Within this incredible system is a plethora of different vegetation types all facing various levels of threat. However, there are none so threatened as the lowland renosterveld.