Open Spaces: 505050 Week in Review (Week of May 23rd)

505050 Week in Review (Week of May 23rd)

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.   

The Bicknell's thrush is a medium-sized thrush with a brownish-gray upper body and pointed beak

TUESDAY, MAY 24  

Indiana: Climate Change Raises Stakes in Efforts to Conserve Endangered Indiana Bat 

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.   

The Bicknell's thrush is a medium-sized thrush with a brownish-gray upper body and pointed beak

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25   

Nevada: Climate Change May Impact Existing Refuge Water Concerns 

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.  

The Bicknell's thrush is a medium-sized thrush with a brownish-gray upper body and pointed beak

THURSDAY, MAY 26  

Oregon: Preparing for Change on the North Pacific Coast 

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. 

The Bicknell's thrush is a medium-sized thrush with a brownish-gray upper body and pointed beak

FRIDAY, MAY 27   

Florida: Climate Change and the People Factor 

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.  

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Last updated: June 21, 2012