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A 24-Year History of Cliven Bundy’s Illegal Grazing and Armed Conflict at Gold Butte Nevada

Editor’s note: On January 8, 2018,  a federal judge dismissed US government’s criminal charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and another man linked to militia groups, over procedural errors made by the prosecution.  This is a history of the Bundy grazing allotment.      by Center for Biological Diversity • The Bundy family began … Continue reading A 24-Year History of Cliven Bundy’s Illegal Grazing and Armed Conflict at Gold Butte Nevada

Trump Admin Officially Proposes Opening Vast Areas of U.S. Coastal Waters to Oil and Gas Drilling

Featured image: The critically endangered North Atlantic right whale is a species of utmost concern should seismic airgun blasting be allowed off the Atlantic coast. Photo Credit: Moira Brown and New England Aquarium.     by Mike Gaworecki / Mongabay The Trump Administration has unveiled its plan to open nearly all of the United States’ coastal waters to … Continue reading Trump Admin Officially Proposes Opening Vast Areas of U.S. Coastal Waters to Oil and Gas Drilling

Violating the Sacred: GMO Chestnuts for the Holidays?

Featured image: The American Chestnut giants were known as the sequoias of the east.  Genetic engineering is no gift to future generaltions and will be the death knell of delicate and essential biodiveristy on which all life on Mother Earth depends.      by BJ McManama, Anne Petermann and Ruddy Turnstone / Intercontinental Cry “Chestnuts roasting on an open … Continue reading Violating the Sacred: GMO Chestnuts for the Holidays?

Oppose the Palen Solar Project—Comments Due December 11

     by Basin and Range Watch Ask for the No Action Alternative Copy letter at the end of this newsletter and send to BLM The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Riverside County, CA are seeking comments by December 11th, 2017 on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Review for the proposed Palen Solar Project … Continue reading Oppose the Palen Solar Project—Comments Due December 11

New Trump Administration Plan for Mexican Gray Wolves Puts the ‘Lobo’ on Path to Extinction

     by Earthjustice / Ecowatch The Trump administration released on Wednesday its long-overdue recovery plan for Mexican gray wolves, one of the most endangered mammal species in North America with an estimated wild population of just over 100. However, the plan charts a course for extinction rather than recovery, cutting off wolf access to vital recovery habitat and failing … Continue reading New Trump Administration Plan for Mexican Gray Wolves Puts the ‘Lobo’ on Path to Extinction

Central Yellowstone Bison Herd in Peril

Current Management Practices Diminish Herd Viability to the Point of Hunt Closure Recommendations      by Buffalo Field Campaign WEST YELLOWSTONE, MONTANA:  Montana and Yellowstone’s severe mismanagement of wild, migratory bison has caused a serious decline in Yellowstone’s Central bison herd.  The current management practices have diminished herd viability to the point that bison biologists … Continue reading Central Yellowstone Bison Herd in Peril

Find Your Colorado

Featured image by Michelle McCarron      by Michelle McCarron When I was asked to tell in pictures the story of the Colorado river, I’ll admit that besides being honoured to be asked, that I also felt a little overwhelmed. How could I, an immigrant settler, tell one of the most American stories of all? … Continue reading Find Your Colorado

Informe de la cabecera de cuenca del río Colorado

Para comprender a plenitud a alguien, debes comenzar por su nacimiento. Por lo tanto, Michelle y yo pasamos los últimos dos días buscando la cabecera de cuenca del río Colorado entre el frío y la nieve que se encuentran arriba de la zona de La Poudre Pass, al norte del Parque Nacional de las Montañas … Continue reading Informe de la cabecera de cuenca del río Colorado

Desecrating Medicine, Contaminating Water, Defiling Sacred Land

Featured image: Red Butte. Located just 6 miles from the south rim of the Grand Canyon, this sacred site is in danger because of the Canyon uranium mine that operates adjacent. Photo Garet Bleir      by Garet Bleir / Intercontinental Cry More than five million people visit the Grand Canyon each year. It’s one of the … Continue reading Desecrating Medicine, Contaminating Water, Defiling Sacred Land

Dominick A. DellaSala: The Importance of Fire in Resilient Ecosystems

Editor’s note: The following is the testimony of Dr. Dominick A. DellaSala, Chief Scientist of Geos Institute, Ashland, Oregon, before the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, “Exploring Solutions to Reduce Risks of Catastrophic Wildfire and Improve Resilience of National Forests,” on September 27, 2017. Chairman Westerman, Ranking member Hanabusa, and subcommittee … Continue reading Dominick A. DellaSala: The Importance of Fire in Resilient Ecosystems