From the daily archives: Friday, August 15, 2008

Seems pretty intuitive to me :

Report: Climate change to fuel wildfires in West – SignOnSanDiego.com

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Three poisons that cleared the EPA are found to threaten the recovery of 28 threatened or endangered salmon stocks:

Fisheries Service Finds Three Pesticides Imperil West Coast Salmon – Media Newswire

This news comes right on the hind end of Bush Interior’s attempt to sidestep outside science with endangered species act […]

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The Idaho Conservation League (ICL) has struck a deal with Canadian mine company Formation Capital Corp.’s plans to mine cobalt near Salmon, Idaho.

Canadian mine owners, Idaho environmental group cut deal – Rocky Barker – Idaho Statesman

The adjacent Blackbird mine superfund site has been polluting waters for a long time highlighting the potential […]

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Paparazzi in the Woods. Wildlife surveillance cameras. Slate Magazine. By Etienne Benson

I think they are a lot less intrusrive than radio collars. RM

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Montana and Wyoming fires fewer and milder so far this summer. Billings Gazette. AP.

You can add most of the Western states to this list, except for California.

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Off-road rage

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More people, more off-roaders (50 million?!), more off-road rage – standardNET

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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