Category Archives: President Obama

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

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

Prognosis for Polar Bears: 75 Years

The recently released Presidential Report on Climate Change addresses the significant risk to several species of climate change related population loss or extinction. Among the most vulnerable is the polar bear.The report projects that two thirds of the world’s polar bears could be gone by 2050 and there could be no wild polar bears in Alaska by 2085 unless immediate action is taken to address climate change. According to the White House report Global Climate Change Impacts in the United… Continue reading