Posts Categorized: Climate Change

San Joaquin kit foxes, © USFWS

Fighting For the Future of Panoche Valley Wildlife »

The Panoche Solar Farm, a 339 mega-watt solar photovoltaic energy facility, would destroy 2,506 acres in the heart of the Panoche Valley, an area home to an immense array of wildlife. For some endangered species in particular, this habitat is their last, best chance for survival. We cannot let this project take that away.

Waiting Out the Storm ©Sean Pettersen

A Polar Problem: The Polar Vortex, Climate Change, and Wildlife »

This winter has been one of extremes. Here in the mid-Atlantic, a near-tropical holiday season was followed by a record-setting blizzard, and just this past weekend, practically arctic temperatures put a damper on Valentine’s Day– or at least, probably inspired more people to have their celebrations at home by the fire.

pacific sunset, © Robert Dietz

2015 was the Hottest Year on Record »

The data is in, and the news isn’t good: 2015 is officially the planet’s hottest year on record. This is bad news for wildlife struggling to adapt to rapid changes, people who’d prefer to avoid horrific tropical diseases, and anyone living near sea level.