From the daily archives: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

There are no ancient breeds of dogs extant-

In the last few years there have been several articles tracing the ancestry of dogs back to wild wolves. This may give rise to pet owners thinking their dog is very “wolfy” — nearly a wolf, a bit of the wild on your living room floor or […]

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The World Wildlife Fund has published a map that shows how intensively our oceans are being fished in comparison to 1950. The map is pretty startling and, with a rapidly growing world population that consumes more and more, it looks only to get worse.

Is it possible that the world’s fisheries could collapse in our […]

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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