From the daily archives: Sunday, February 15, 2009

State solicits Wildlife Service to do what it does best – slaughter wildlife

When wildlife like elk or deer numbers decline, that is usually indicative of something.  Often it can be a temporary decline – a response to a natural event such as a fire, drought, or really cold winter – the natural ebb and […]

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Small Wyoming gopher only exists in a small area where it is outnumbered by oil wells.

Endangered or threatened? Feds review pocket gopher protection request
Casper Star Tribune

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Mysteries of Song Bird Migration Revealed

Tiny ‘Backpacks’ Yield New Data on Birds
Washington Post

One especially energetic purple martin, a member of the swallow family, flew 4,650 miles from its wintering grounds in Brazil to its breeding site in Pennsylvania in just 13 days.

Tracking Device Reveals Songbirds’ Travels
NPR

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“Boulder Bunnies” or “Rock Rabbits” are Under Threat from Global Warming

U.S. agrees to consider protections for pikas
San Francisco Chronicle

“Surveys in the Great Basin show that more than one-third of the populations are disappearing”

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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