Summer steelhead in the interior Columbia River Basin listed under the Endangered Species Act are in the midst of a down-cycle, with several recent years of extremely depressed returns. Oregon has decided the time has come to reduce angler pressure when these threatened fish seek cold water refuges during their upstream mainstem migration.
Marine heatwaves across the world's oceans can displace habitat for sea turtles, whales, and other marine life by 10s to thousands of kilometers. They dramatically shift these animals' preferred temperatures in a fraction of the time that climate change is expected to do, new research shows.
Recognizing changes in the state’s climate and in the ocean, Oregon last week adopted a policy that gives its fish and wildlife agency guidance on how to respond to the threat of climate change.
Climate change will leave some farmers with a difficult conundrum, according to a new study by researchers from Cornell and Washington State University: Either risk more revenue volatility, or live with a more predictable decrease in crop yields.
A new University of Alaska-led study provides the first evidence that declines in many of Alaska's chinook salmon populations can be attributed in part to climate-driven changes in their freshwater habitats.
Drought can mean restrictions for watering the lawn, crop losses for farmers and an increased risk of wildfires. But it can also hit you and your power company in the wallet.
The Columbia River is warming and salmon and steelhead are taking advantage of cold water refuges in their migration, an adaptation to climate change, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
When drought reshuffles the green-up of habitats that mule deer migrate across, it dramatically shortens the annual foraging bonanza they rely on.
There is truth in the saying "you are what you eat"; even more so if you are a salmon or herring swimming off the British Columbia coast, a recent University of British Columbia study discovered.