Tag: hunting

Man Up, Greens: The World Needs More Gary Nevilles

Written by | February 19th, 2010

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Gary Neville, an international soccer star and a guy’s guy, is an unabashed greenie. The enviro movement needs more like him, says Dave Connell.

A Hippo in…Australia?

Written by | January 18th, 2010

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A pygmy hippo — a native of Africa — shot in Australia? The Nature Conservancy’s Matt Miller says it’s true — and an example of a brave new world.

All Hail the Unendangered Wild Turkey: A Thanksgiving Reflection

Written by | November 23rd, 2009

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Imagine sitting down to a Thanksgiving dinner in a world without wild turkeys. It’s hard to conceive—if you live in the United States, chances are you’re just a short distance away from a large population of these birds. They roam forests, wood lots, farm fields and prairies from Maine to Florida, from New Jersey to […]

It’s Time for Environmentalists to Stop Crying Wolf

Written by | September 17th, 2009

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Hate mail, angry community meetings, hyperbolic letters to the editor. No, not health care reform: Wolf hunting. Here in Idaho, it seems, the wolf hunting season — which opened earlier this month — has pushed all other news aside. Many environmentalists are mad as hell that wolf management has been turned over to the states […]

Hunters, Anglers and Climate Change

Written by | July 14th, 2009

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Can hunters and anglers make a difference for climate change? After all, sportsmen and sportswomen have a long history of solving conservation challenges. Hunters — and I am one — take justifiable pride in their role in purchasing national wildlife refuges, restoring wildlife populations and conserving wetlands and other habitat. And they have a history of getting […]

Rock Creek, Climate Change and Natural System Adaptation

Written by | June 1st, 2009

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A couple of weeks ago I blogged about a late-night, long distance phone conversation with my daughter, Becky, and her fear that climate change might so disrupt human communities around the world that it would threaten all of our security. Now, following weeks of working on climate and energy legislation in Washington, I was taking […]

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