Nearly Three Billion Birds Gone. How Can We Help? By Michelle Brosius, Western Cuyahoga Audubon Board Member
What is the culprit of plummeting bird populations? The usual suspects: habitat loss, pesticides, and climate change. However, a few other offenders are now in the spotlight: outdoor cats, light pollution, and building/window collisions. It seems bird population decline is a complex problem that will require more than one solution. Fortunately, there are many ways in which we can help.
Bumblebees of Ohio and the Great Lakes with Dr. Randall J. Mitchell, Professor of Biology, University of Akron
“Change” is a good word because it doesn’t always mean hotter and it doesn’t always mean dryer, but it can mean those things. Research shows that climate change is going to have idiosyncratic effects on pollinators. It’s going to change some situations for some bees but not others.
Ornithology in a Shifting Natural World with Dr. Andy Jones, Curator of Ornithology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Dr. Andy Jones talks about a lifetime dedicated to the natural sciences, how collecting for data and diversity solves problems, and the value of research through a climate change lens.
Important Bird Areas (IBAs) and Climate Research by Nancy Howell, Naturalist and Educator
Important Bird Areas (IBA's) are documented for bird and habitat significance. IBA data builds valuable databases to help scientists track forest changes and understand climate change.
Properly-sited wind turbines, rooftop solar photovoltaic panels, and solar photovoltaic plants could supply all of our energy needs within decades.
“The convergence of these changing technologies, and the changing demographics, and the changing preferences among different age groups, to me, spells greater opportunity than we’ve had at any time in my lifetime.” ~ Jerry Tinianow, Chief Sustainability Officer, City and County of Denver, Colorado
A conversation with Tom Romito, Western Cuyahoga Audubon and Stefanie Spear, Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of EcoWatch about education, leadership and social change to help our planet survive and thrive.
National Audubon Society’s Climate Change Report demonstrates the projected impact of climate change on the range of 314 species.
If you tell me how climate change is affecting the bird population in the Rocky River Important Bird Area, I can see that, I can connect to that, it’s something I can grab on to. So, it’s breaking it into manageable pieces. - Stan Searles
The Feathered Flyer blog publishes human interest stories about birding and habitat conservation.
After watching, ‘My Painted Trillium Quest' by Tom Fishburn, Kim Langley, WCAS Member said, “Wonderful! It was a lift just knowing that such a site exists and is being protected!”
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