Elk prefer people on foot. Study finds ATVs, bikes disturb them most.

Elk prefer people on foot. Study finds ATVs, bikes disturb them most. By Cory Hatch. Jackson Hole News and Guide.

Humans’ beef with livestock: a warmer planet

Humans’ beef with livestock: a warmer planet. American meat eaters are responsible for 1.5 more tons of carbon dioxide per person than vegetarians every year. By Brad Knickerbocker. Christian Science Monitor.

The livestock industry likes to laugh this one off. What’s so funny?

America Is Paying A Steep Price For Cheap Food

This is a new column by conservationist George Wuerthner. His argument is the classic economic explanation that the price of food does not reflect the full costs of production, because negative side-effects, called “externalities” by economists, are passed onto unwilling by-standers and the degredation of the natural environment.

As a result of the failure to pay for the negative externalities, “cheap food” is really pretty expensive.

America Is Paying A Steep Price For Cheap Food. Column in New West. By George Wuerthner.

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New wolf management bill dies in Wyoming legislative committee

The brief effort in the Wyoming legislature to revive a bill to alter Wyoming’ proposed wolf management (and so gain acceptance by USFWS) has died in committee.

Story in the Casper Star Tribune. By Ben Neary.

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RELATED. Lobo Haters Emerge from Grave of the 19th Century. With Wolves, Wyoming Keeps Shooting Self In Foot. By Todd Wilkinson. New West.

The rabidness of the wolf and federal-government haters—how can it be construed as anything other than pure shameful “hate”?— defies logic, reason, science, and patriotism.