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Obama Makes A Littler Bighorn Than Bush

The reduction announced today eliminates protection from areas that the USFWS acknowledges are critical habitat without which the peninsular bighorn sheep might not survive. [...]

Distance and Adaptation on Darwin Day

The Audubon study confirms both that significant climate change is taking place, and that it will have a significant negative impact on biodiversity. [...]

Will Obama Fail Endangered Species Test?

You may not care much about the moapa dace and the desert tortoise in particularly, but more generally, whether President Obama upholds the law when it comes to these powerless animals will indicate whether he will uphold the law when it’s your own legal rights that are on the line. [...]

National Coalition Emerges in Congress To Protect Farallon Islands

Earlier today, The Green Man highlighted legislation to protect the Georges Bank off the coast of New England from oil exploitation that would cause ecological disruption and damage one of the nation’s most vital fisheries. I’d like to suggest that the struggle over the Georges Bank is a struggle within economics. When we think about [...]

Fight Global Warming Or I'll Eat You Up!

We can finish the job, and wipe out wildlife around the world, or stand up and take responsibility for the global mess we’ve created so that wild ecosystems can return a more balanced state. [...]

More On Sarah Palin and the Poisoning of Cook Inlet

The billions of gallons of toxic waste being dumped into Cook Inlet are unnecessary, and they’re harming the economic interests and the health of the Alaskans that Sarah Palin has sworn to serve. If Sarah Palin gets elected Vice President, and becomes President after the likely death of John McCain, all America may suffer her cruel indifference in the way that the people and animals of the Cook Inlet have suffered. [...]

In Central NY, Wander the Montezuma Audubon Center

Central New York is not Manhattan, some coddling wonderland filled with prepackaged amusements advertised by convenient and brilliant signage. It is a place of subtle beauty hidden behind marshes and drumlins. Attractions are separated not only by great and small lakes but also by miles of cornfields. Sometimes you have to poke around or just [...]