Posts Under ‘Fish & Wildlife Service’ Category

Keeping Tabs on Climate Change

As I wrote here several weeks ago, global warming is already changing South Florida’s ecology. The difficulty facing land managers and field biologists is determining the extent of the change and what actions to take.¬† After talking with a number of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service staffers based in the southeast, I had the impression…Continue Reading…

On the Climate Change Frontline

I love to hash over climate policy and politics as much as the next peon blogger. And I love biting the ankles of melodramatic bloviators. But I also love reporting, which often means reading documents and talking with people on the phone. So this week I’ve tried to tamp down my enthusiasm for bloggy smackdowns…Continue Reading…

Tip of the Climate Spear

As I outlined here, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) is grappling with global warming in a big way. Additionally, federal biologists from Florida to Arizona are currently at work on new long-range plans that factor in the unpredictable effects of climate change on vulnerable species. It’s a complicated task, fraught with many uncertainties….Continue Reading…

Decisons, Decisions

While public debate in the U.S. swirls over the best and quickest course of action to reduce carbon emissions, another¬† debate on global warming is quietly unfolding in anonymous government offices across the country: how to manage wildlife and ecosystems that are certain to be greatly impacted by the forces of climate change already underway….Continue Reading…