Across the Western Hemisphere, 9.2 percent of mammals on average will potentially be unable to keep pace with climate change, and in some areas this could be as high as 39 percent, according to a recent study published in PNAS.
Taking a new view on the effects of climate change, the National Wildlife Federation describes the effects of climate change on wildlife from the perspective of hunters and fisherman, “America’s first conservationists.” The
Authors of a new study classified 128 species of birds in California out of 358 evaluated as vulnerable to climate change. Wetland species were found to be the most vulnerable to climate change relative to species that live in other habitats.
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.
Scientists find that over the last 65 million years, waves of diversity in North American mammal species were profoundly influenced by changes in temperature.
A new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society documents 41 long-distance migrations in the western U.S. that are in peril due to changes in climate and land-use.
Climate change over the next century is expected to change the range of suitable habitat for North American rattlesnakes 100 times faster than any time in the past 320,000 years, a new study published in PLoS ONE finds.
Thirteen percent of springs in Nevada are currently in poor physical condition, and native riparian plants are in poor condition in 18% of the springs, according to the newly released Nevada Springs Conservation Plan.
Extreme drought has forced some large Texas ranches to lease grazing land for their cattle in Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Montana, according to the LA Times.