Category Archives: America’s Hottest Species

What Copenhagen Means for Endangered Species

The fate of the world’s wildlife and wild places may rely on what comes out of the international climate change talks that begin today in Copenhagen. We’ll be watching closely at what actions the United States and other nations take at the talks and in the following months. Today, the Obama Administration announced that greenhouse gases pose a significant threat to public health and safety and the EPA will start to regulate carbon dioxide and other harmful global warming pollutants.… Continue reading

Pacific salmon in hot water

Warmer temperatures and altered stream flows increase the struggle of Pacific salmon by Steve Toub Part 1 of a series on the Endangered Species Coalition’s report “America’s Hottest Species“, 11 endangered species impacted by climate change. Pacific salmon struggle to swim hundreds of miles to return from the ocean to the freshwater streams where they were born. But this struggle pales in comparison to external threats, which have led to a severe decline in Pacific salmon populations. Five populations of… Continue reading

America’s Hottest Species Report

What is at stake for America’s endangered species as decision-makers gather in Copenhagen and Congress debates a climate bill? Our new report, America’s Hottest Species, demonstrates how endangered species in our country will be impacted by global warming. We profile 10 endangered species to serve as ambassadors and demonstrate the ways in which global warming is harming our treasured wildlife and wild places. The report profiles the Kaua’i Creepter, Elkhorn Coral, Bull Trout, Canada Lynx, Pacific Salmon, Leatherback Sea Turtle,… Continue reading

America’s Hottest Species!

Our nation’s wildlife, birds, fish and plants are feeling the heat from a warming world. We need to spread the word about the importance of protecting wildlife and wild places from the impacts of climate change. The Endangered Species Coalition is preparing a report on America’s endangered species threatened by climate change. We need your help to pick an ambassador species for our report and our campaign to safeguard species in a warming world. Polar Bear: King of the ArcticPolar… Continue reading