Week 32: Idaho’s Teton Valley, and a visit to Jackson, Wyoming

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Our little adventure now moves us farther north, into Idaho’s Teton Valley area, and a visit to Jackson, Wyoming. The post Week 32: Idaho’s Teton Valley, and a visit to Jackson, Wyoming appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Trips Jackson Hole Little Big Year Teton Valley Idaho Wyoming

Video: Wyoming’s Great Migration

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Wyoming Migration Initiative (of which The Nature Conservancy is a partner) is one effort to research , protect and celebrate these ungulate migrations. by Matt Miller, senior science writer. Last evening, as I drove home from work in Boise, it was clear: The deer are here.

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Wyoming Coal Lease Sale Attracts Zero Bidders

Sierra Club Compass

On August 21, a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lease sale in Cheyenne, Wyoming, for 149 million tons of publicly-owned coal failed to attract a single bid. " The Powder River Basin, which straddles the Wyoming-Montana border, is the largest coal mining region in the United States.

Wyoming Legislature Embraces Socialism for Coal

Sightline Daily

The Wyoming state legislature—ostensibly one of the most conservative deliberative bodies in North America—has embraced full-on socialism for the coal industry. It’s easy to see why Wyoming legislators are so panicked about the state’s coal industry.

Bob Barker Opposes Wyoming Bill Protecting Animal Abusers


Bob Barker strongly against Wyoming bill, which protects animal abusers and could prevent undercover investigations. Read More The post Bob Barker Opposes Wyoming Bill Protecting Animal Abusers appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Has Wyoming Passed Peak Coal?

Sightline Daily

This story from Gilette, Wyoming, for example, predicts a resurgence in demand for the low-rank coal produced in the region. After peaking in 2008, coal production in Wyoming has fallen by 17 percent.

Massive Wind Farm Approved In Wyoming

Eco Friendly Daily

The Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project, slated to be located in Wyoming, was recently given approval by the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. The Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project will be located in south-central Wyoming.

Little Big Year Week 33: Yellowstone

10,000 Birds

Last week we were in the Teton Valley, getting ready to head over to Wyoming, and Yellowstone National Park. After leaving Yellowstone NP, we drove to Cody, Wyoming wanting to visit the Cody Western Museum, as well as hit a couple of bird sites.

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Can Protecting Core Areas Help Imperiled Sage Grouse Populations?

Nature Conservancy - Science

That’s the focus of a recent paper in PLoS One journal that measures the effectiveness of sage grouse conservation actions in Wyoming , the state with the largest population of these birds. asks Holly Copeland, a Conservancy conservation scientist in Wyoming and the paper’s lead author.

EPA Releases Report That Ties Fracking with Groundwater Pollution in Wyoming


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft analysis showing that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) may have polluted groundwater in the town of Pavillion, Wyoming. During that time, the EPA has been working in conjunction with the state of Wyoming, the local community, and Ecana Corp., On December 8 th , the U.S.

Mule Deer Capture: Radio Tracking Provides Critical Conservation Data

Nature Conservancy - Science

A captured mule deer will provide important conservation information in Wyoming. Holly Copeland is a conservation scientist for The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming. . A mule deer capture in Wyoming. A mule deer is released back into the wilds of Wyoming.

Grouse Robot: Remote-Controlled Bird Assists Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

In the pre-dawn hours last Friday morning, I had the thrilling experience of joining biologist Dr. Gail Patricelli from UC Davis in a sage grouse blind at a lek in central Wyoming. Yet studies in Wyoming have documented noise impacts on songbirds and now sage grouse.

The Sagebrush Sea: The “Land In Between” Finally Gets the Spotlight

Nature Conservancy - Science

Teams working on restoration have made intriguing progress, such as in Douglas, Wyoming where thousands of sagebrush plants have been patiently grown in greenhouses and planted in an effort to restore lands from a wildfire. Conservation News Energy sage grouse wyoming

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Butterfly Blitz

Nature Conservancy - Science

By Amy Pocewicz, conservation scientist with the Nature Conservancy in Wyoming. Today I’m leading the 7 th annual Butterfly Blitz near Lander, Wyoming. To find an existing butterfly count like the one near Lander, Wyoming you can visit the butterfly count map of NABA.

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Assignment Earth: Caution: Mule Deer Crossing

Wend Magazine

The answer is important as officials in Wyoming get ready to expand major highways–some up to five lanes–that run through this wildlife-rich gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. “If Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

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Nature Photo of the Week: Spring Evening at Mud Volcano

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Animals Nature Photo of the Week Photography United States animal photos bears bison daily nature image Flickr mud volcano Nature Conservancy Flickr nature photo photography wyoming Yellowstone National Park

New Report: Look Before the LNG Leap - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

The natural gas fracking boom is causing major environmental challenges across the country – including poisoned water in Pennsylvania, polluted air in Wyoming, earthquakes in Ohio, and profound changes to forests and farming landscapes all across the country.  Compass.

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The Green Buzz: Monday, November 25

Conservancy Talk

power company has pled guilty to the wind farm-related deaths of golden eagles in Wyoming. Tyrannosaurus Rex’s worst nightmare is in today’s green news. T-Rex was relegated to the shadows when this newly-discovered giant came thudding by. Salt Lake Tribune ). A U.S. Christian Science Monitor ). Sharks rejoice! Indonesia’s national airline has banned the transport of fins from their flights. Mongabay ). The U.S.

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Will EU Apply Carbon Tariffs Against US Rogue States?

Green Living Ideas

In five states 90% of the electricity comes from coal: Wyoming, North Dakota, West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana. Tags: Alternative Energy News and Events 90% coal carbon tariffs copenhagen final document due January 31 France Indiana Kentucky North Dakota West Virginia Wyoming In Colorado it is 70%. A relatively few highly coal-dependent states is the reason that the overall American carbon footprint per capita is so much higher than Europeans.

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World Famous Yellowstone National Park Wolf Killed


A famous female alpha Yellowstone National Park wolf was recently killed in Wyoming, after leaving the park premises. Read More The post World Famous Yellowstone National Park Wolf Killed appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

PhD programs in US economics departments with fields in environmental economics

Environmental Economics

University of Wyoming. I was recently advising an economics student about PhD programs in US economics departments (straight econ, not agricultural or other departments) with fields in environmental economics. I excluded ag econ because of the more limited teaching opportunities at the non-RI university (other than East Carolina University and Appalachian State University, who would hire an aggie in an economics department?):

Wind Farm Company Pleads Guilty to Bird Fatalities

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Photo of a Golden Eagle at a Wyoming wind farm by Dina Cappiello/Associated Press. The case involved the deaths of more than 150 birds, including 14 eagles, at two plants in Wyoming between 2009 and 2013. As part of the settlement, the company will pay a $1 million fine, which will be split between the state of Wyoming, efforts to conserve wetlands, and other projects to protect eagles and to mitigate the threat posed by wind turbines.

Protecting Sage Grouse Habitat: Does It Benefit Mule Deer Populations?

Nature Conservancy - Science

With sage grouse populations in well-publicized decline, there is a grand experiment occurring in Wyoming aimed at conserving them. Mule deer are also declining throughout Wyoming and the West and use sagebrush habitats to winter and migrate to their summer range.

Cooooooal Train! — Sightline Daily - Northwest News that Matters

Sightline Daily

Have you heard the one about the Australian company that wanted to ship coal from Wyoming to China through Washington? In 2009, you could buy a ton of Wyoming coal for $11.72. This company proposes to send coal mined in Wyoming and Montana on trains through the Columbia River Gorge, via a port in Longview, and ship it across the Pacific to be burned in China. Skip to content.

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CALL for PAPERS: Thresholds, Tipping Points and Random Events in Dynamic Economic Systems

Environmental Economics

The workshop organizers and JEBO guest editors are: David Finnoff , University of Wyoming. Chuck Mason , University of Wyoming. CALL FOR PAPERS:  Thresholds, Tipping Points and Random Events  in Dynamic Economic Systems. The Howard H. Baker Jr.

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More on Shogren

Environmental Economics

If you don't, here is a sample of what you are missing: Shogren has become a staple of the Wyoming music scene in recent years. In 2012, the band won the Wyoming Blues Challenge, going on to represent the Cowboy State at the International Blue Challenge in Memphis.

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Forward Thinking Grand Targhee Opens Nordic Trails to Snowbikes

Wend Magazine

It’s always nice to be first and Grand Targhee in Wyoming is just that in allowing snowbikes on their nordic trails. Click here to view the embedded video. The groomed trails can be ridden with a season or daily pass which is also good for nordic skiing. There isn’t much info on their website yet, but the excitement among the locals is readily apparent in the video as they hit trail on just the third day of the ski season.

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Cooooooal Train!

Sightline Daily

Have you heard the one about the Australian company that wanted to ship coal from Wyoming to China through Washington? In 2009, you could buy a ton of Wyoming coal for $11.72. This company proposes to send coal mined in Wyoming and Montana on trains through the Columbia River Gorge, via a port in Longview, and ship it across the Pacific to be burned in China. Skip to content.

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Mapping the Migrations of the Greater Yellowstone

Nature Conservancy - Science

In a study before and after energy development in south-central Wyoming, deer migrated faster and stopped over to forage less often following development (Sawyer et al.

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Using benefit transfer to value an elk hunt

Environmental Economics

and hunting in a "designated elk state" (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Wyoming), then the contingent valuation method can be used without much slippage. [link]. Aren't you supposed to be quiet when you are hunting? If so, why are they yelling? And the third panel is ominous.

"With Energy Prices Down, Western States See Recession-Like Cuts"

Environmental Economics

Thanks to a boom in energy production several years ago, states such as Alaska, North Dakota, and Wyoming were among the leaders in post-recession higher-education spending, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. At the University of Wyoming, where Professor Scott R.

Prii* Problems

Environmental Economics

The states with the highest percentage of electricity coming from coal, according to the Department of Energy, are West Virginia, Wyoming, Ohio, North Dakota, and Illinois. 'Because electric vehicles, on average, generate greater environmental externalities than gasoline vehicles, the current federal policy has greater deadweight loss than the no-subsidy policy,' the [NBER authors] write. 'It's

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I am a Bonfire. {Poem}

Elephant Journal

From the Smoky Mountains to the Great Lakes, through sunflower fields in North Dakota, sunsets in Montana, and the rugged charm of Wyoming, I hunted for freedom of spirit. Adventure Arts & Culture Inspiring (Wow) america change Fire healing journey letting go life love move on self love soul journey transformation travel

Camera Trap Meets Studio Lighting: Stunning Images and the Story Behind Them

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservation Research Fellow at the University of Wyoming. Wyoming ground squirrel. Armstrong’s recent work – camera trapping focused on Wyoming wildlife – meant cameras out in frigid cold and wind. The University of Wyoming's Berry Center.

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Becca Skinner Remembers Those Who Survived

Wend Magazine

But a young photographer from Wyoming wants the world to keep in mind the thousands who died… and hundreds of thousands more who survived but still suffer. Long after a natural disaster fades from the headlines, the human tragedy continues.

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Should ancient bones be up for sale? Shoppers in Dubai say yes!

Green Prophet

The remains were discovered at the Dana Quarry in Wyoming (USA), an area containing ancient fossils dating back to the late Jurassic Period. Decorative taxidermy reaches new heights in the United Arab Emirates!

Squeal like a pig?

Environmental Economics

ex: Wyoming - Environmental Economics George Mason - Law and Economics. Economics Job Market Rumors continues to give Appstate some serious props: Economist 83dc. Which strange schools are strong in a niche field? 2 months ago # QUOTE 0 GOOD 2 NO GIOD P ! Economist 8f85. Appalachian State - Environmental and Resource Economics. 2 months ago # QUOTE 3 GOOD 0 NO GIOD P ! Economist 9a1d. Appalachian State - Environmental and Resource Economics. podunk good.

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My Day as a Mule Deer

Nature Conservancy - Science

By Jennifer Lamb, Southwest Wyoming Program Director. Today I’m on the western flank of the Wind River Range in southwest Wyoming. Wyoming’s Department of Transportation has already lowered the top strand of wire on a highway right-of-way fence.

AERE Workshops: 1985-2009

Environmental Economics

2005, Natural Resources at Risk -- Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Before this list vanishes from the internets due to link rot, here is the full list of workshops compiled from the old  and new websites :  1985, Recreation Demand Modeling -- Boulder, Colorado.

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Rocky Mountain Amphibian Project

Nature Conservancy - Science

TNC Wyoming scientist, Teresa Tibbets looking for amphibian signs. The program was launched by the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database and the Biodiversity Institute. Wyoming is an arid Western state with about the same number of pronghorn as people.

Utah is on track to end homelessness by 2015 with this one simple idea

Green (Living) Review

Wyoming has seen its homeless population more than double in the past three years, and it only provides shelter for 26 percent of them, the lowest rate in the country. City officials in Casper, Wyoming, now plan to launch a pilot program using the methods of Utah’s Housing First program.

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Have you listened to the Economics Rockstar podcast featuring Jason Shogren yet?

Environmental Economics

about the 25% chance you have in meeting Jason in Centennial, Wyoming – it involves the population and the number of pubs! I have and I'm recommending it : Find Out: about the Cap and Trade Market for carbon emissions is a failure and would only work in a micro-management setting. why its best to implement a carbon tax. the difference between luxury emissions and survival emissions and why it maybe difficult for China and India to reduce their carbon.

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Oil Train Explodes in Alabama

Sightline Daily

The trains were reportedly carrying Bakken oil on a Genesee & Wyoming train. (A Reuters is reporting that an oil train derailed in Alabama earlier today resulting in a huge explosion that sent flames 300 feet into the sky. No injuries are reported so far.