From the daily archives: Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Moose and wolves have been studied on Isle Royale for 50 years now. It is of great scientific interest because the number of variables affecting predator and prey are much smaller than on the mainland (Isle Royale is a large island in Lake Superior, and a national park). Wolves are the only large predator and […]

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The number of people commenting on U.S. government conservation action proposals has been increasing over time, with hundreds of thousands commenting on roadless areas, snowmobiles in Yellowstone, and wolves.The comments on the Bush Administration’s study whether to list the polar bear as “threatened” has set a record.

Story. Polar Bears Draw Record Public Response […]

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George Wuerthner, a prolific naturalist, author, photographer and activist, has this guest column in New West today. We Ought Not Grow Cows In Dry West

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Step it Up 2007” is planning thousands of local events across the United States. There are 13 events planned in Idaho. Here where at I write, Pocatello, Idaho, the mayor will give a speech at the festivities.

This will be a significant political event even though Bush won’t listen and many politicians […]

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The amount is so small it is a total insult, but they even break it down into sub-categories to try to impress us. 😡

Story in the Jackson Hole News and Guide. Cash to offset boom? Critics say it’s not enough to alleviate drilling damage. By Cory Hatch

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April 2007


‎"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