From the daily archives: Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Glaciers Are Melting Faster Than Expected, UN Reports. Science Daily.

Earlier. Hundreds Of Antarctic Peninsula Glaciers Accelerating As Climate Warms (June 6, 2007). Science Daily 

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While the New World Mine proposal (once a very serious proposal) above Cooke City was pretty much defeated in 1996-7, there are a group of outstanding patented mining claims that could potentially cause trouble.

These will be purchased by the Trust for Public Land, ending forever the development threat they pose.

Group makes plans […]

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Here is the final agenda for our annual wolf conference, April 8 -9, 2008. We are back at Chico Hot Springs this year after a successful event last year at Flagstaff, AZ.

We have a large registration this year.

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chico-final-agenda-2008.pdf

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Winter ’07-08 Snowmobile Use in Yellowstone National Park Dips Slightly, Snowcoach Use Up. National Parks Traveller.

One of the most interesting parts of this story is the snowmobile use of the East Entrance, bitterly kept open by political agitation from Cody business interests who say it is vital. Keeping the entrance open is a […]

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Although not as bad as several years ago, 48 elk have died from eating a deadly lichen that grows in the Red Rim area near Rawlins.

Deadly lichen killing southern Wyoming elk. By Chris Merrill. Casper Star-Tribune

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The slaughter is based on what amounts to a lie about brucellosis and cattle, but there are a few cattle north of Gardiner on the land of the Church Universal and Triumphant – locally called CUT.

They stubbonly winter cattle on their land, and I think they have have not received the criticism they deserve.

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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