From the daily archives: Sunday, May 13, 2007

Despite the headline, the article says isn’t clear what the huge pine die-off in Alberta (and, not mentioned in the article, nearby B.C.) will have on the grizzly bear.

Scientists using bears to battle bugs. By Jeff Holubitsky, CanWest News Service

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Here are the data on the annual winter capture of Yellowstone Park wolves.

While the weight data of 2 packs is missing, but just two of these giant “canadian wolves” that were measured topped 100 pounds.

Wolf # Date of Capture Pack Sex Pelt Color Age Class Weight pounds 209F 01/30/07 LEOPOLD FEMALE BLACK ADULT […]

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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