From the daily archives: Thursday, July 9, 2009

3 Mexican wolf pups were found dead after their den was abandoned.  Some speculate human activity around the den prompted the wolves to leave.

Groups Seek Federal Probe of NM Wolf Pup Deaths – AP

The agency said the mother left scratch marks from her efforts to get the pups out of a deep […]

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I hope folks won’t get into an unpleasant argument about immigration/illegal aliens, etc.

Regardless, the wall harms many species of wildlife. However, “. . . technology and alterations to the design could dramatically improve the potential for animals to move more freely between the two countries” according to scientists.

US-Mexico Border Wall Could Threaten […]

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Idaho fish have a similar problem. The culprit is likely the same — Nevada gold mines-

Below is an editorial from the Salt Lake Tribune on the rather shocking new findings about levels of mercury in Utah fish. In some cases the fish have so much mercury it isn’t safe to eat a single fish.

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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