From the monthly archives: June 2011

Mycologist Paul Stamets on 6 ways mushrooms can save the world

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Former gubernatorial candidate and outspoken anti-wolf activist Rex Rammel, charged with poaching an elk, added an alleged felony to his legal repertoire when he stood outside of the Bonneville County courthouse handing flyers out to potential jurors in his elk poaching case.

Following is a video taken when Rex Rammel called a press conference to explain […]

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Soda Butte, Colter, and Nez Perce closed to soft-sided structures-

These campgrounds are just northeast of Yellowstone Park. They are not inside the Park. Last July a grizzly bear killed a man in a tent at Soda Butte. Two others were mauled by the sow and her cubs.

I always regarded these campgrounds as unsafe […]

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This year of no spring delayed migration from Wyoming’s high desert for weeks-

The famed Jackson Hole pronghorn herd which winters in the high desert 150 miles to the south has been beleaguered by natural gas development and subdivsions. In recent years, Wyoming Game and Fish and numerous other interests have worked to keep millenia-old […]

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The state of Montana is considering expanding the area around Yellowstone where livestock must be vaccinated and tested for the livestock disease brucellosis after several elk tested positive for the disease in the Ruby Mountains.

Montana animal disease zone could expand – AP

What this may mean for wildlife in the area is still […]

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Babesiosis, spread by deer ticks, could come to rival Lyme disease-

Ticks are an incredible reservoir of nasty diseases, and it seems like new ones are frequently discovered. Unfortunately, all too many are transmitted by the hard-to-see, small deer tick, which is much more common in the Eastern U.S.  The larger, creepy-looking Rocky Mountain wood […]

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Salazar extends ban on filing new mining claims on a million acres of public land near the canyon-
Addition: Sierra Club happy (see bottom)

Salazar put the ban in place in 2009 after worry he would not. Now he has extended it six months. The Bush Administration had encouraged filing claims. which are property […]

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President Obama’s recent nominee for assistant secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks for the Department of the Interior is catching criticism from some of the industry groups she would be charged with regulating. Rebecca Wodder, CEO of American Rivers and former Wilderness Society official would be Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s second in command.

As head […]

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Canadian tar sands are not just about turning Alberta’s boreal forest into a wasteland.
Transport of the product has many dangers, ill-effects. ____________

They haul their giant equipment around the world disrupting the roadside environment to dig tar sands in Alberta, turning hundreds of square miles into lifeless pits. Ah, but they produce […]

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Unprovoked attack leaves grandma dead while protecting one year old grandson-

I wonder if the cows will be showing up at bus stops sizing up which children (or seniors) they can stomp to death 😉 For sure, cows kills far more people than wolves do. Maybe shelters should be built for the children.

Family […]

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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