SALMON WARS! How Fish Farming has become a Lightning Rod in the Pacific Northwest

Washington State Public Lands Commissioner Hillary Franz is celebrating the fact that Cooke Aquaculture has agreed to pay a $332,000 fine to the Washington Department of Ecology as a result of an accidental release of tens of thousands of farmed Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound.  Cooke agreed to pay the fine with the understanding that …

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SCIENCE and RELIGION – Should they never meet?

So I had a knee jerk reaction and blocked a comment that someone tried to post on my blog page this morning. I considered the comment rude and of no value, and somewhat insulting, but in hindsight, I should have posted it. Unfortunately, once a comment has been deleted permanently from the WordPress blog system, …

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60 MINUTES OF SPIN:  “The Return of Wolves to Yellowstone Park”

The PBS documentary “In the Valley of the Wolves” and the hugely successful Sustainable Man production “How Wolves Change Rivers”, have combined for over 200 million views.  Since both of those films obviously provided most of the talking points for the much anticipated 60 Minutes segment, “The Return of Wolves to Yellowstone Park”,  it was …

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CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY GOES ALL IN!

The most important court case in the history of wildlife management in the United States is about to unfold. Based on a scientific assessment of the true biological status of gray wolves, the Trump administration is making moves to delist the species throughout the entire U.S. and simultaneously turn over all management responsibilities to the …

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WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE, BUT NOT A DROP FOR POWER! – The Debate over Renewable Energy

Hydropower is defined as energy derived from water flowing through a turbine.  Dams provide a dependable source of hydropower.   This article addresses the debate over whether or not hydropower should be considered a “renewable” and/or "sustainable" energy source.  The answer depends as much upon your location as who you ask. In Sierra Club board rooms …

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DATA OR IDEOLOGY – What drives the REWILDING agenda?

Undoing the damage caused by REWILDING propaganda films such as “How Wolves Change Rivers”, (which has now reached over 80 million views through multiple postings on Youtube), has proven to be a daunting and perhaps futile endeavor.  Millions of people are now convinced that wolves are "good" and "necessary" for the environment because of their …

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WOLVES DON’T KILL CATTLE. THEY ARE TOO BUSY CHANGING RIVERS!

Last fall, Malheur County Sheriff’s deputies investigated and confirmed six cattle depredations by wolves in a two month time span.  Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say the cattle were killed by “other causes”, which leaves the ranchers without the option to collect compensation for their losses as provided for in the state’s Wolf …

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