Waterfowl are flying south weeks later than they did only a decade ago. And oysters are dying from the increased acidity of salt water, an effect caused by the ocean's absorption of carbon dioxide from the air. It's clear: We are already facing a crisis and we need to address it now.
An estimated two million wolves once roamed freely across North America, including most of the United States. But bounties, a federal extermination program and human settlement drove the species to near extinction in most of the lower 48.
Recently, African lions took one step closer to receiving much-needed protections from trophy hunters still eager to kill them despite their dwindling numbers. Of even greater importance is the fact that this announcement opens the door for everyone who loves big cats to take action.
A New Orleans open house held by Louisiana's coastal restoration authority last week on a draft of the state's 2012 Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast drew mixed, earnest and sometimes vehement comments.
In Virginia, hunting has been declining while wildlife watching is on the rise. These changes only underscore the importance of Virginia's tradition against hunting on Sundays, which balances the interests of all outdoor recreationists.
A perfect natural laboratory, the Southeast is the world's center of aquatic biodiversity, with more species of freshwater mussels, snails and crayfish than anywhere else on Earth. Unfortunately, it's also been an epicenter of extinction.