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If you are not outraged, why not?

From WildLands Defense Colorado If you are not outraged at the way this culture destroys life, why not? If you are not outraged at the murder of Blaze just two days ago, why not? If you are not outraged at John Waggoner for annihilating 2000 acres of prairie dogs for a tract home development, why … Continue reading If you are not outraged, why not?

Toxic vapors suspected in deaths of three Colorado oil and gas workers

Add this to the list of ‘benefits’ brought by the oil and gas industry. This article in the Denver Post illustrates somewhat vividly the extent of the toxicity of extraction, and by extension industrial civilization. The Denver Post Toxic vapors suspected in deaths of three Colorado oil and gas workers By Monte Whaley   Joe … Continue reading Toxic vapors suspected in deaths of three Colorado oil and gas workers

Nine States Report Record Low Snowpack

By Cole  Mellino, for Ecowatch California gets most of the attention in drought news coverage because so much of the state is in exceptional drought—the highest level—but 72 percent of the Western U.S. is experiencing drought conditions, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor data. 72 percent of the West is experiencing drought conditions and 25 percent is … Continue reading Nine States Report Record Low Snowpack

Max Wilbert: Plows and Carbon: The Timeline of Global Warming

By Max Wilbert / Deep Green Resistance Great Basin In June 1988, climatologist and NASA scientist James Hansen stood before the Energy and Natural Resources Committee in the United States Senate. The temperature was a sweltering 98 degrees. “The earth is warmer in 1988 than at any time in the history of instrumental measurements,” Hansen … Continue reading Max Wilbert: Plows and Carbon: The Timeline of Global Warming

Ecosystem modification causing “major, irreversible shift” to global environment

By Max McClure / Stanford University News Yellowstone is the nation’s oldest national park – it has been protected since 1872. So when Stanford biology Professor Elizabeth Hadly saw several years ago that its wetland cover and amphibian populations were both declining, she was a little surprised. “Practically its entire watershed is protected,” she said. … Continue reading Ecosystem modification causing “major, irreversible shift” to global environment

450 wolves killed in Montana and Idaho since removal from endangered species list

By Jeremy Hance, Mongabay Less than a year after being pulled off the Endangered Species Act (ESA), gray wolves (Canis lupus) in the western U.S. are facing an onslaught of hunting. The hunting season for wolves has just closed in Montana with 160 individuals killed, around 75 percent of 220-wolf kill quota for the state. … Continue reading 450 wolves killed in Montana and Idaho since removal from endangered species list

Supreme Court strikes down Montana ban on corporate election spending

By Reuters The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday handed a victory to corporations and a political advocacy group by allowing them to spend freely before Montana’s 2012 elections, a follow-up case to the court’s major campaign finance ruling two years ago. The justices granted a request from the three plaintiffs to put on hold a … Continue reading Supreme Court strikes down Montana ban on corporate election spending