A Talk on the Wild Side.
Another week, another round of climate change stories from across the country as our series continues. Please share this link with your friends and tell us what you think!
MONDAY, MAY 23
Vermont: Bicknell’s Thrush Faces Multiple Climate Change Threats
Vermont's mountain peaks are like a chain of islands separated by a sea of unsuitable habitat for the Bicknell's thrush. As the climate warms, the state's high elevation evergreen forests are shrinking. The thrush also faces the probability of migrating north after their food supply peaks and the additional danger of more hungry red squirrels raiding their nests.
TUESDAY, MAY 24
Midwest bat populations already faced serious threats, such as the loss of habitat to development, when they were struck three years ago by a deadly disease known as white-nose syndrome. The disease is still killing bats, the endangered Indiana bat among them. Scientists fear climate change could add to stressors on the imperiled species.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
In southwestern Nevada, the nation’s need for renewable energy converges with climate change and a national wildlife refuge’s efforts to fulfill its mission.
THURSDAY, MAY 26
Coastal and marine environments in Oregon and throughout the North Pacific region are rich in natural wealth, scenic beauty and quality of life. They are also among the first places where the effects of climate change and other environmental stressors have begun and will persist in coming decades.
FRIDAY, MAY 27
As biologists and conservationists start to grapple with safeguarding wildlife in the face of accelerating climate change, they’ll need more than a few computer models and forecasts.