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  • Go fish

    The decline of hunters and anglers augers poorly for conservation

    Over the weekend The Oregonian ran a good short series on the diminishing numbers of hunters and anglers in the state. While the state’s population has doubled since 1950, the number of hunters and fishermen has declined. (Read the articles …

  • Science!

    Our science-minded readers may be interested to know that a whole gaggle of sharp science bloggers — Chris Mooney, Tim Lambert, PZ Myers, and more — are moving over to ScienceBlogs.com (sponsored by Seed). Their combined firepower is formidable. Bookmark …

  • St. Augustine's fire

    Alaska volcano erupts, ash plume will miss Anchorage

    Early this morning, Mount Augustine, a volcano in Alaska’s Cook Inlet, erupted, sending a plume of ash 30,000 feet into the sky. As of 10 a.m. this morning, winds were blowing the plume north, and it was expected to miss …

  • 9/11 Forgotten Heroes

    Just a reminder for you folks who have access to Link TV (DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410) that 9/11 Forgotten Heroes, the first episode of the Sierra Club Chronicles, will be airing Thursday night (tomorrow!). Here’s a …

  • Sicken-Me Elmo

    California may restrict two chemicals used in plastic baby goods In its continuing quest to make the rest of the country look environmentally retrograde, the California legislature is considering a bill that would ban the use of two controversial chemicals …

  • A Char, Char Better Thing That I Do

    New study finds salvage logging bad for burned forests The timber industry and Bush administration officials contend that salvage logging post-wildfire is the quickest path to reforestation, but a new study refutes that claim. Published in Science, it found that …

  • So Fresh, So Clean

    Whole Foods makes record-setting wind-power purchase Whole Foods Market, mega-purveyor of organic and free-range foodstuffs, plans to purchase a jaw-dropping 458 million kilowatt-hours of wind-energy credits. It will be the largest-ever such purchase in North America, enough to offset the …

  • Shrink rap

    The shrinking-population scare is mostly hype

    Demographers are projecting that population in some parts of the globe — Russia, the Ukraine, Japan, much of Western Europe — are set to decline over the next 50 years or so. Of course, talk of a shrinking population seems …

  • Kia ads: ‘Save the greenbacks’

    The problem with these Kia ads is not that they mock environmentalists — the world needs more mockery, not less — the problem is that they’re not funny. (via desmogblog)