From the daily archives: Saturday, June 25, 2011

Human evolutionary pressure has favored species that have short lifespans, begin to reproduce early, and are small-

The findings detailed in the article below are entirely predictable. By selectively killing (overfishing) the largest fish (and biggest animals) humans unintentionally guide the course of evolution to favor the small, quick reproducers. While human caused, this result […]

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Effects of winter linger into late June-

Roads, campgrounds closed this weekend. By Cory Hatch. Jackson Hole Daily.

An interesting sidelight of this story is that peregrine falcons have been “dive bombing” (stooping) climbers of Baxter’s Pinnacle near the mouth of Cascade Canyon […]

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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