Jim McClintock says the increased acidity of the seawater itself can literally begin to eat away at the outer surfaces of shells of existing clams, snails, and other calcified organisms, which could cause species to die outright or become vulnerable to new predators."
University of Maryland and Baylor University ecologists may have discovered a lower ecological "tipping point" at which species are threatened.
The National Academy of Sciences should limit itself to the science of the conservation plan and the environmental needs of the Bay Delta, according to the Environmental Defense Fund.
The $5.5 million will enable the institute and its partners to continue work in western Tanzania for endangered species, including chimpanzees.
Using the Baylor Experimental Aquatic Research stream facility, researchers found that concentrations above 20 parts per billion resulted in more algae growth and lower dissolved oxygen.
Data from a University of Wisconsin-Madison study found that 940,000 housing units were built between 1940 and 2000 in private land inside the boundaries of national forests.
The science-based tool lets a user quickly assess the relative vulnerability of species to the effects of predicted climate change in a specific geographic area.
According to the Center for Biological Diversity, pesticides have been linked to immune and endocrine problems as well as cub mortality in polar bears.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released its annual list of candidates for the Endangered Species Act.
The project is a model for demonstrating how reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation can be implemented.
University of Calgary scientists say bats are more likely to fly in low wind speeds, at which time the turbines can be slowed without a loss in energy generation.
EPA said it will ask pesticide manufacturers to voluntarily include new information on product labels, including buffer zones, limits on application and fish mortality reporting requirements.
Groups cite flawed Bush-era decision for denying Endangered Species Act protection to ribbon seals.
MACTEC Engineering and Consulting assembled a design team for the U.S. Forest Service to evaluate the risks and determine mitigating measures to enable safe passage for human traffic and aquatic species in nine National Forests.
The American Bird Conservancy wants EPA to ban the import of crops containing any residues of 13 pesticides that are banned or restricted for use in the United States.
University of California researchers say resource management and conservation won't work if they don't address the impacts of land-based human activity, particularly the mouth of the Mississippi River.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is encouraging individuals to take action to benefit fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats.