From the daily archives: Thursday, January 22, 2015

They were “ugly . . . slimy . . . creepy.” Idaho state rep. Ken Andrus-

Disappointment came this week to Ilah Hickman, an 8th-grade student in Boise, when for the fifth time, the Idaho Legislature refused to name a state amphibian.

Hickman was championing a species of large salamander, the Idaho Giant Salamander, as […]

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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