From the daily archives: Thursday, October 2, 2008

New website: Sarah Palin’s Predator Holocaust. This was done by the Bear Viewing Association

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One the controversial grizzly bear DNA earmark-

Bill Schneider writes about McCain’s persistent campaign story about the “horrible” congressional earmark to study DNA of grizzly bears.

McCain, Palin, Earmarks, and the DNA of Bears and Harbor Seals. New West. By Bill Schneider.

This whole thing has irritated me plenty. First there is McCain’s persistent […]

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Wind turbines and birds-

“A recent study has concluded that wind turbines pose less of a risk to farmland birds than previously thought.”

Birds Not At Risk From Wind Turbines [misleading headline]. Red Orbit.

While the study on European farmland birds shows small effect — good news — the headline above overgeneralizes.

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Fallout from the victory over snowmobiles-

Groups: Snowmobile use plan still possible. Yellowstone officials say they have no authority to allow machines this year. By Corey Hatch. Jackson Holes News and Guide.

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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