From the monthly archives: November 2008

Bush justice.

Man convicted in eagle deaths grateful for pardon. By Jim Salter. AP

The story implies his conviction was only for poisoning the eagle. The now pardoned man also set out illegal poisons to kill coyotes. He killed more than coyotes and the eagle. The article doesn’t relate the full toll, and […]

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Americans love bison, but don’t know they are in trouble-

New National Survey Says Public Reveres Bison. From Science Daily.

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Huge transformation expected-

EPA, Interior Dept. Chiefs Will Be Busy Erasing Bush’s Mark. By Juliet Eilperin. Washington Post Staff Writer.

Few federal agencies are expected to undergo as radical a transformation under President-elect Barack Obama as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department, which have been at the epicenter of many of the […]

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This will certainly take down the great bears and orca–

The irony is that B.C. did not dam its salmon streams like the United States did.

Silent Fall. Posted By: Chris Genovali. B.C.’s vanishing wild salmon means trouble for all. Monday Magazine.

. . . more Saving Wild Salmon, in […]

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There could be 573,000 acres of new Montana designated Wilderness!! But the reality is the total price paid would represent a net loss-

Several mainstream groups have joined forces with representatives of the wood products industry in a grand attempt to end what I call the “Wilderness Drought.” But, the bill that has come […]

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Are the Sloughs gone? Plus five new wolf groups-

As wolf mortality has increased there has been a general redistribution of wolves in the Northern Range. All the packs are affected, even the Druids.

The Slough Creek Pack may no longer be intact. Two more dead members of the pack have been found and the […]

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Burns on private industrial forest lands versus multiple use national forest land-

Giving Thanks for Burned Forests. By Matthew Koehler. Guest opinion in New West.

If you want to see a real “moonscape,” check out burned over industrial forest lands that were already clearcut.

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From the Huffington Post-

Grijalva and Solis. Column by Steve Cobble.

And from New West. Grijalva Obama’s Best Bet at Interior. By Joan McCarter.

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Ranch, gas interests had hoped Kempthorne would influence the results of “status review” on the disappearing bird-

I know that by last May Western Watersheds Project and Advocates for the West had pretty much figured out that the matter would go to the next Administration. Of course the Bushies had hoped to ram […]

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A study says cave bears killed by Ice Age, not hunters-

I didn’t know that the huge cave bears were vegetarians. Changing climate wiped out their food.

Story on the extinction of cave bears. By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent. Reuters.

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey