May 2008

  • New Climate Report Foresees Big Changes. By Andrew C. Revkin. New York Times. Published: May 28, 2008 The southwestern states, in particular, will see big decreases in river flows. That means places like Phoenix, AZ and Las Vegas, NV will become even more unsustainable. Here is a link to the final report (60mb pdf file).…

  • Wolf arguments go to judge. By Beb Neary. Associated Press writer

  • Grizzly mom No. 399 ready to send cubs packing. No. 399 finds a new mate, meaning kids have to fend for themselves. By Cory Hatch. Jackson Hole News and Guide. Grand Teton National Park’s most famous grizzly has, as grizzlies do, sent her children packing after 2 1/2 years.

  • The took this picture in May 2008. It is a huge nearly empty valley. Like most Nevada valleys, the rangeland is damaged by cattle, but it has many springs and ponds, The water rights have been bought by the powerful Southern Nevada Water Authority. SNWA is spending billions to pump the ground water out of…

  • An excellent article about the Mexican wolf. Ranchers fighting comeback of a predator that’s good for the land. by Linda Valdez. The Arizona Republic.

  • [Suvery coordinator Gray] “Fralick said there’s ‘no doubt the poor habitat conditions on this winter range contributed a great deal” to this year’s high death rate.’ ” Deer survey reaps grim results. By Jeff Geario. Casper Star Tribune.

  • Earlier in Oil & Gas eyes your public lands I asked a question of Interior’s plans to “solve” America’s energy woes by opening up vast public lands to the oil & gas industry : Are energy reserves that may or may not be accessible on your public lands worth the cost to wildlife, our environmental…

  • This is an editorial from the Salt Lake Tribune. May 24. 2008. Cost of drilling: Wells threaten tourism, hunting and natural beauty

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