Today, we are 11 days into the seventh largest fire in California's history. And it's not over yet. As of this morning, the "Rim Fire" has burned 187,000 acres, including our beloved Berkeley family camp.
It's hard to believe that the first federal air pollution legislation was the Air Pollution Act of 1955. Fifty-eight years later, the United States -- and the world -- are still struggling to come to terms with the importance of preserving the quality of the air we breathe.
Providing plants and animals with the ability to move across boundaries to renew their genetic viability and to fulfill their migrational and territorial needs is essential. And as climate change encroaches, plants and animals already on the move need to be able to get where they're going.