Tag: Bio-Diversity

Researchers: 80 Percent Drop in Butterflies in North Florida

Researchers: 80 Percent Drop in Butterflies in North Florida

Quoting the article below,” …researchers believe two major factors could be responsible. Milkweed is the favorite food of young monarchs, and its availability has been sharply reduced by development and by glyphosate (Roundup®), an herbicide

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Report Finds Traces of a Controversial Herbicide in Cheerios and Quaker Oats

“Of course glyphosate is in Cheerios: It’s in everything. Because grape growers use Roundup® (glyphosate) to suppress weeds between vines, most wine has glyphosate residue – as does beer. Cotton growers use it to defoliate

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The Rules that Govern Life on Earth – with Sean B Carroll

The author of ‘The Serengheti Rules’ has shown that in order to be healthy, grasslands need (1) keystone grazers, (2) many prey species and (3) many predators. In this 50-minute video he explains these ideas

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What We Know About Mule Deer Subspecies

Far-West Texas is home to the Desert Mule Deer, one of eleven subspecies of Odocoileus hemionus. Though larger than the Texas whitetail, Texas’ mule deer are smaller than their northern cousins. For many reasons, far-West

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Guadalupe County Begins Feral Hog Bounty Program

Feral pigs would be valuable assets for landowners if we went back to the rules that applied until 30 years ago, which allowed feral pigs to be sold into the commercial food chain. Imagine getting

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Notable & Quotable: Unsubsidized Farming Works in New Zealand

After 80 years of subsidies  –  paid primarily to the agro-giants  –  most ranchers and farmers accept as a matter of faith that farming and ranching is unprofitable and unsustainable as a business without government

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Strength to Hunt

Strength to Hunt

 Elk hunting and elk conservation are inseparable.

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Aerial Shooting in Big Bend Park Spooks and Angers Hikers

On Texas’ public lands, helicopters are routinely used by bighorn sheep managers to kill ‘exotic’ animals and predators – often while counting game. This terrifies wildlife. Years of doing this has taught sheep, deer, elk

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Ecosystem Essential: The Prairie Dog Town

Ecosystem Essential: The Prairie Dog Town

Prairie dogs are a keystone species. Over 150 other species depend on them as food, and, the habitat which they create. Five species of prairie dogs were once common across the central and western grasslands

Philanthropist Wyss to Devote $1 Billion to Conserve Habitat From Development

Philanthropist Wyss to Devote $1 Billion to Conserve Habitat From Development

If this much private wealth was devoted to conservation based on holistic thinking, it would transform environmentalism.