Conservation

Disastrous Drop in California Salmon

Disturbing news from the California coast: Federal fisheries managers on Friday took the initial step toward imposing what could be the strictest limits ever on West Coast salmon fishing amid … Read more

Courageous Kansas Governor Takes a Stand

Kudos to the leadership of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius for her courageous stand on Friday to veto the state’s forced approval of two coal fired power plants. The Governor’s Secretary … Read more

Global Warming Bringing Spring Earlier

An earlier spring is causing many plants and animals to change behaviors.These changes, scientists say, have some serious implications for humans. Read the entire story here. Read more

In a Warmer Yellowstone Park, a Shifting Environmental Balance

Warming temperatures in Yellowstone and elsewhere are shifting the way ecologists are thinking about invasive species and wildlife adaptation.  Read the entire story here. Read more

NH state lawmakers endorse global warming initiative

New Hampshire’s House is endorsing a 10-state regional effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions to preserve the state’s climate and way of life.The House voted 214-107 to send a bill … Read more

Wherever You Live, Changing Climate is Shifting Spring

The Associated Press has a great roundup the local impacts of a delayed spring thanks to climate change: The capital’s famous cherry trees are primed to burst out in a … Read more

CRA Climate Analysis: “Extreme Again”

The national Chamber of Commerce and the American Council for Capital Formation are holding events in select states using biased, polluter-funded “analysis” of climate legislation to discourage Congress from moving … Read more

Computer Software to Help Save Endangered Animals

A guest post by Mahesh Basantani, a research scholar in Botany who also writes for Inabitat, a green design blog. Species extinction is a natural phenomenon with one to five … Read more

Washington Post Compares EPA Chief to Mr. Magoo

At a recent Senate hearing, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had this back-and-forth with EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson: Feinstein, who chairs the Appropriations subcommittee that controls the EPA’s budget, asked why … Read more

New Report: Glaciers Vanishing Faster Than Ever

More unsettling news on the climate front this week, as scientists say glaciers are now melting nearly twice as fast as they did just a decade ago: Scientists measuring the … Read more