Climate Change

"Alaska's Grizzly Bears Drop Salmon for Berries as Climate Changes"

"When Kodiak Island's elderberries started ripening earlier, its icon bears changed their diet. It's another ecological shift amid climate change, scientists say. "

"Each summer, the shallow freshwater streams of Kodiak Island, Alaska, are so thick with sockeye salmon, you literally cannot cross the waterways without stepping on the brightly colored fish. With the salmon come brown bears, often dozens of grizzlies per stream, hauling the fish onto nearby banks for an easy meal.

Source: InsideClimate News, 08/22/2017

Miami Taxpayers Asked to Foot Bill to Protect City from Climate Change

"Miami is among the U.S. cities most vulnerable to rising seas due to climate change, and city officials estimate that they may have to spend at least $900 million in the coming decades to upgrade the city’s flood prevention and drainage systems to keep the Atlantic Ocean at bay."

Source: Climate Liability News, 08/17/2017

Dam Removal Helps American Shad Return After Disappearing For Centuries

"For the first time in centuries, the American shad entered the Musconetcong River during its spring spawning migration upriver this year. The Musky, as it’s known to locals, is a tributary of the Delaware in Northwestern New Jersey. The Hughesville Dam, standing 18 feet tall and 150 feet wide, had blocked its way."

Source: StateImpact Pennsylvania, 08/17/2017

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