From the daily archives: Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Chance of big summer fires ‘significant’ Climate experts predict warmer, dry weather. By Mike Stark. Billings Gazette Staff

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Pete Zimowsky, outdoor writer for the Idaho Statesman, deals with the persistant rumor that there are grizzly bears in Central Idaho.

Ask Zimo: Officially, there are no grizzlies in Central Idaho.

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Article in Billings Gazette. The Gazette article gives the standard line, meaning it doesn’t mention there are no cows near West Yellowstone for the bison to infect with brucellosis.

Below is the story as seen by the Buffalo Field Campaign. “Livestock Interests Spin Lies to Public, Media; IBMP Agencies Again Break ‘Tolerance’ […]

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Accused by many of rewriting and manipulating scientific data on endangered species, the controversial MacDonald has resigned eight days before a Congressional oversight committee hearing on political interference by Bush Administration officials in scientific decisionmaking.

Story from Science Blogs. Julie MacDonald quits

Story from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Interior Official Who […]

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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