From the daily archives: Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Salazar Strikes Again, Denying Meaningful Protection for Imperiled Tiny Bunny of the Sagebrush Sea

The declining condition of the Sagebrush Sea has been highlighted on a couple of occasions over the past couple of weeks.  In recent Washington state news we learned that jackrabbits in sagebrush habitats are diminishingPygmy rabbits were rejected […]

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How did these get started in the lake?

Rare Oasis of Life Discovered Near Geothermal Vents on Floor of Yellowstone Lake. ScienceDaily

This discovery is from research by Montana State University.

Yellowstone is already one of the world’s greatest site for research into heat tolerant extremophiles

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SaveElk.com founder charged with felony in killing of trophy elk

Oh yes, you can’t make this stuff up:

Anti-wolf activist accused of poaching – Idaho Mountain Express

The founder of a Twin Falls-based, anti-wolf Internet site has been charged with a felony for allegedly killing a trophy bull elk out of season last year […]

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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