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Not just these animals and birds are being hurt, but we are too-

For those who pay attention, there are many stories about increasing blockage of long seasonal migrations by wildlife.  These changes are accompanied by the spread of disease, and the growth of “pest” species which are normally eaten or disrupted by these […]

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“Loss of apex consumers is arguably humankind’s most pervasive influence on the natural world.”

Loss of Large Predators Has Caused Widespread Disruption of Ecosystems. ScienceDaily

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Strong evidence that aspen groves are becoming healthier with presence of wolves.

Healthier aspen groves support more bird species, which may in turn help the overall health of forests. One thing mentioned in the article is that the pine beetle infestations seen throughout the west could be impacted with greater diversity and larger populations of […]

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Biodiversity anyone?

Yellowstone Alga Found To Detoxify Arsenic
Science Daily

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408 newly discovered species amount to approximately 10 percent of the known species of mammals

No Joy In Discoveries Of New Mammal Species, Only A Warning For Humanity, Paul Ehrlich Says – ScienceDaily

“I think what most people miss is that the human economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the economy of nature, […]

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A sobering idea : The World Wildlife Fund estimates that the worlds wildlife populations have been cut to 3/4 what they were just 3 decades ago :

Wildlife numbers plummet globally : WWF – AFP

Local resolve is warranted.

A link to a report is featured on the bottom of the page.

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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