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PHOTO: Moose infected with winter ticks are often called "ghost calves" because of their weakened appearance. Photo courtesy: University of Minnesota

DENVER - Warmer winters are more than just a problem for Colorado's large skiing population. The state's moose are also feeling the impact, in the form of tiny tick bites. Historically, much of the winter tick population dies off as temperatures drop, but moose expert Steve Kilpatrick, the executive ...Read More

PHOTO: Devils Hole is home to a rare fish that researchers say faces a serious threat of extinction because of warming waters caused by climate change. Photo credit: Desert Reach Institute.

LAS VEGAS - Climate change is being blamed for the sharp decline in the population of the nearly-extinct Devils Hole pupfish, which exists only in one small area of southern Nevada east of Death Valley National Park. Hydrologist Mark Hausner at the Desert Research Institute has done extensive studi ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report from the National Wildlife Federation finds winter ticks are becoming more abundant in New Hampshire, in part because of less severe winters. The ticks pose a threat to the depleted New England moose population. Photo credit: Paul Anderson/Morguefile.

CONCORD, N.H. - With autumn around the corner, a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) finds New Hampshire's winter tick population is growing because of climate change. More ticks spells bad news for the already-depleted New England moose population. Hunter and wildlife biologist ...Read More

PHOTO: Warming surface temperatures associated with climate change are one factor in the rising population of jellyfish at Florida beaches, according to a National Wildlife Federation report. Photo courtesy: NOAA

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - This Labor Day weekend, thousands of Floridians and visitors may feel more than just the sting of a sunburn. Jellyfish are hanging around beaches, with at least 400 people stung last weekend alone. While the toxin-tentacled animal has long been a part of beach-life, "jellyfi ...Read More

PHOTO: The future of farming and conservation is in the spotlight as the largest outdoor farm equipment show in the U.S. gets underway Tuesday in Boone. Photo credit: Josh Flint/Farm Progress Show.

BOONE, Iowa - As the nation's largest outdoor farm equipment show kicks off today in Boone, one issue in the spotlight is the nation's largest conservation program. More than 1,400 farms across Iowa and 20,000 farms across the nation are up for renewal for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report finds certain pesky insects and plants are thriving because of the changing climate. Photo credit: Daniel X. O'Neil/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The outdoor experience in the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" and across the nation is changing, and not for the better, as a new report finds certain pesky insects and plants are thriving because of climate change. The study points to everything from ticks and mosquitoes to algae blooms ...Read More

PHOTO: Immigration is an important issue heading into the fall's election, but another key when it comes to Latino voters is the stance that candidates have on conservation issues. Photo credit: Rob Boudon/Flickr.
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AUSTIN, Texas - As the mid-term elections approach, a new analysis shows that Latinos overwhelming support greater environmental protections, and such conservation issues could influence their voting decisions. The report is from the Hispanic Access Foundation. Its president, Maite Arce, said the r ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report digging deeply into public opinion polls shows conservation is a broad concern among America's Latino population and that candidates in upcoming mid-term elections should take note. Photo courtesy Hispanic Access Foundation.
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NEW YORK - While some might think immigration policy dominates the concern of Hispanics in New York and around the nation, a new report shows the environment is high on their agenda. Two groups - Latino Decisions and Hispanic Access Foundation - dug deeply into nine recent public opinion polls and ...Read More

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