From the daily archives: Sunday, July 8, 2012

Famous scientist tells USDA Wildlife Services their age old coyote killing program actually increases number of coyotes and depredations-

USDA Wildlife Services and its prior incarnations such as Animal Damage Control and Predator and Rodent Control has been indiscriminately killing coyotes for as long as the agency existed. This practice has often irritated a diffuse […]

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Lack of precipitation and heat reflected in The Drought Monitor-

Twelve years ago the National Drought Mitigation Center created the Drought Monitor.  Drought Monitor blends various indicators of drought to create a U.S. map showing if any of the country is experiencing drought. It also shows how severe the drought conditions […]

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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