From the daily archives: Sunday, September 7, 2008

High Country News (HCN) has produced a number of interesting articles on the 2008 election in the West (they always do).

HCN focuses on the election as it affects wildlife, recreation, energy, water — the truly Western issues.

Winning the West ’08. High Country News.

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Talk about bad news, if true. Some kind of geoengineering would the only hope.

Bad Sign For Global Warming: Thawing Permafrost Holds Vast Carbon Pool. ScienceDaily.

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Did Idaho’s short term governor Jim Risch produce a compromise that finally protected most of Idaho’s 9-million acres of roadless area?  Roger Phillips of the Idaho Statesman thinks so.

Phillips: Groups work together to protect 9 million acres. Idaho Statesman. By Roger Phillips

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Some earlier stories in this forum […]

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This won’t impress most of that fraction of hunters who have decided that wolves have killed off the elk populations of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming, but most years I have put up articles like this.

From the Missoulian. Montana Elk, deer prospects look good this year. By Michael Jamison.

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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