From the daily archives: Friday, February 15, 2008

Senators rip Forest Service over wildfire budget cuts. By Noelle Straub. Casper Star-Tribune Washington bureau.

Mark Rey is a protege of disgraced Senator Larry Craig. Currently he lords over the Forest Service

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“A jackrabbit found throughout much of the West has disappeared from the Yellowstone area, although the reason why remains a mystery, a new study concludes.”

Scientist says jackrabbits are gone from Yellowstone. By Matthew Brown. Associated Press writer.

Dr. Joel Berger seems to be doing a lot of newsworthy research.

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Yes it produces oil, but also more negative externalities (environmental and other damage) than any other on-going project on the planet, according to an Canadian environmental group.

Environmentalists’ report to call for Ottawa to act on oil sands. By Bill Curry. The Globe and Mail

View. Toxic Alberta. Part of a 15 part […]

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People argue over coal versus wind, versus solar versus nuclear, but the least cost source of new energy is greater efficiciency of use. This isn’t really a brand new finding. It has been known since the 1970s. It may seem new to decision-makers, however, who out of ignorance or intent, choose to focus only on […]

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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