From the daily archives: Monday, February 6, 2012

 White-tailed deer overpopulation boost cases due to more deer ticks-

Lyme Disease is a real threat to those who go outdoors, unlike the recent hysteria over the rarely transmitted dog tapeworm larva (Echinococcus granulosus) to humans. In 2010 there were over 30,000 reported cases in the U.S. of  often debilitating Lyme disease. It is […]

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More effort, DNA analysis thrown into battle-

Poachers love winter when deer, elk and other animals become visible, but in Utah and elsewhere modern science is allowing officials to track even a piece of venison. Utah is also putting more enforcement in the field this winter, and they have reportedly made some significant arrests.

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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