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Gray Wolves in the Northern Rockies Again Staring Down the Barrel at Hostile State Management

Jenny K. Harbine* [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] Introduction Once abundant throughout the contiguous United States, gray wolves in the American West were brought to the brink of extinction by the 1930s through one of the most effective eradication campaigns in modern history. As a result, in 1974 gray wolves were protected

Jul 24, 2009

Stopping the Conversation: Amended ESA Section 7 Regulations Put Species At Risk

Eric Biber and Cynthia Drew * [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is the primary legal tool in the United States for the protection of biodiversity. Since its enactment in 1973, it has played a central role in efforts to halt the decline of native species throughout the

The First One Hundred Days: Ten Things President-Elect Obama Should Do to Confront the Climate Crisis

Patrick Parenteau * [ jump to end/comments ][ download PDF ] In a recent speech, former Vice President and Nobel laureate Al Gore challenged the nation to produce 100 percent of its electricity from non-carbon sources within ten years.[1] Linking the issues of climate, energy, economy and national security, Mr. Gore stated: “We’re borrowing money