Yesterday I held the sweetest 3-month-old baby boy. I watched in amazement as he shivered when I lightly rubbed my finger over the bottom of his foot. He showed me how he could kick his legs and wa...
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More than 800 coyotes were killed at the direction of the Arizona Game and Fish Department from 2012 to 2014 for the purpose of protecting pronghorn fawns in five areas
GR: The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) lets people kill Pronghorn Antelope for the money. Antelope have declined drastically from their original range. However, AZGFD continues to sell Antelope hunting licenses for $103 ($565 non-residents).
"Annual harvests since 1990 have varied between 500 and 700 bucks, with archers taking a proportionally larger percent of the harvest in recent years. Plagued by encroaching subdivisions, increasing highway construction, and other land-use changes, maintaining even the present number of antelope is dependent on citizen involvement and an aggressive translocation program. Approximately 10 percent of the antelope harvest is in areas having reintroduced herds."
The AZGFD can't do much about construction and land-use, but they could stop selling hunting licenses. They might have to cut salaries and layoff a few of their wildlife-control staff. But then they wouldn't have to kill the coyotes.
Even more appropriate in these times of rapidly disappearing wildlife, would be to stop all hunting and call on the people of Arizona to fund the 25% of the AZGFD budget that comes from hunting licenses.
The IPCC's 'Representative Concentration Pathways' are based on fantasy technology that must draw massive volumes of CO2 out of the atmosphere late this century, writes Nick Breeze - an unjustified hope that conceals a very bleak future for Earth, and humanity.
GR: Important. Even to non-specialists, there is glaring incongruity between potential disaster and promised political action. Nick Breeze dissects the issue with interviews and data.
As of late January, the news reports were coming in hot and heavy. Baby sea lions were dying in droves. More than 15,000 of the pups were already lost due to starvation. And with each passing week,...
GR: Warming ocean with falling oxygen level may explain this growing disaster. Maps in evidence are included.
The dirty fuels that cause particulate pollution are the same dirty fuels that cause global warming.
Yes. This is a fight we've been loosing for 40 years. It's time to try harder. Perhaps our President would help?
Senator James Inhofe, who has famously claimed global warming is a hoax, wields snowball on Senate floor to in stunt against climate change evidence James Inhofe, the US senator who famously claimed that global warming was “the greatest hoax ever...
And when the campaign support shifts away from fossil fuel producers, he'll hold up a beaker of "melt water."
Last year, quietly and without much fanfare from the mainstream press, the Pacific Ocean underwent a powerful shift. A shift from a state in which cooler surface waters absorbed atmospheric heat, t...
We thought this was coming.
[Science] NIH questions analysis, says more mice means researchers are doing the right thing
Your thoughts about NIH's comment?