Cattle grazing in parts of western North America increases the severity of cheatgrass invasion, according to a new study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology.
Cheatgrass, an invasive grass in the western U.S., has substantially altered the fire regime in the Great Basin region since 1980, according to a recent study published in Glob
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has changed the status of two rare Southwest fishes—the spikedace and loach minnows—from threatened to endangered under the Endangered Species Act. With this action, the agency designated 710 miles of streams as critical habitat, meaning FWS must approve any new projects there.
In a forum on the risks of climate change on California agriculture, experts discussed the potential for complete crop failure—especially among fruit—as winter lows continue to rise, according to the Contra Costa Times.
Increasing temperatures will favor invasive grass species over native grasses in California, according to a new study published in Global Change Biology.