From the daily archives: Monday, February 4, 2008

This is part of a much larger water resource bill Bush vetoed. He said was too expensive. Congress overroad his veto.

This is from the Greater Yellowstone e-news.

“Congress authorizes $30 million to protect Yellowstone River – It’s been over a decade since the historic floods of 1996-97 spurred an unprecedented wave of environmentally-destructive bank […]

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Two prominent regional groups have merged to form WildEarth Guardians.

Here is the generic AP story. Green groups combine efforts.

Here is the longer story as written on Wild Again (Sinapu’s blog).  Conservation Groups Merge To Create a Force of Nature for the American West’’s Wild Places, Wildlife and Wild Rivers.

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A grizzly bear has been found in what is polar bear country, and he is thriving.

Folks may recall that about a year ago a hunter shot a grizzly/polar bear hybrid.

This may be yet another effect of the rapid warming at the poles.

Story in the Edmonton Journal. Ed Struzik. Grizzly found in […]

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How come: A wolf’s howls aid canine communication. By Kathy Wollard. Special to Newsday

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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