From the daily archives: Tuesday, July 12, 2011

“A fearful few wage war on American’s wolves. The war comes because agribusiness exaggerates and lies about wolf predation.”

Are Wolves the Real Killers ? – Huffington Post – Wendy Keefover-Ring

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the agribusiness industry can be counted among the fearful few, killing wolves with alarming readiness. […]

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At least they got a reception.  Sounds like fun.

Earth Firsters, megaload protesters occupy governor’s office – Missoulian

Schweitzer told the group he would not cede to their demands before they started playing the piano and dancing on the big table in the governor’s reception room in apparent frustration with the direction of the […]

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Though polar bears did not originate in Ireland, all may have a maternal line to one ancestral female brown bear in Ireland-

Today’s sophisticated genetic analysis keeps finding the most interesting bits of biological history.

DNA hints at polar bears’ Irish ancestry. By Susan Miliu. Science News.

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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