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 WyomingAs we get a little farther north, my target list for bird species has diminished a bit, as there are a lot of repeats, and not many new bird opportunities.

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. Efforts like the Wyoming Migration Initiative build on this heritage, charting a future where the deer and the antelope can still have a home on the range. 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

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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. It was the first time that a federal coal tract offered for sale in Wyoming failed to attract any bidders -- even the company that originally sought to mine the location determined that it couldn't do so profitably.

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. So the allegedly die-hard conservatives in the Wyoming legislature want to commit a billion dollars in bonding authority, backed up by financial resources of the state government, specifically to build coal export facilities that the private sector itself won’t fund. Powder River Basin coal train.

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. Animals Causes Featured News bob barker

Has Wyoming Passed Peak Coal?

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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. I should be clear here: it’s quite possible that Wyoming coal producers will boost production over the next year or so. If you’re a coal junkie, you’ve probably read quite a few press accounts touting the bright future for Powder River Basin coal.

Massive Wind Farm Approved In Wyoming

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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. This year the Obama administration in the United States has attempted to streamline the process of approving renewable energy projects across the country.

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. Our last night in Wyoming was spent at the historic Terry Bison Ranch. Where else but in Wyoming will you find Peacocks and a Buffalo together? Trips Cody Wyoming Little Big Year Yellowstone National Park

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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.

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. Wyoming has 38 percent of the remaining sage grouse population. Sage grouse populations are in decline across their range.

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. . Last week, on a classic Wyoming spring day (which means blustery and cold), I had the incredible opportunity to learn more about this process by helping with a mule deer capture near Big Piney, 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

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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. Those who have spent any time out in the wilderness of Wyoming sagebrush know what I mean—these are quiet places where wind and occasional meadowlarks are the loudest sounds in spring. 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

Filmed largely in Wyoming where nearly 40% of the sage-grouse population resides, the documentary features showy displays of male grouse as they compete for females at communal breeding sites called leks, the trials for a hen in raising a successful brood, migrating mule deer, and the rearing of a golden eagle chick. Energy development affects populations of sagebrush songbirds in Wyoming. Conservation News Energy sage grouse wyoming

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Citizen Science Tuesday: Butterfly Blitz

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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. Citizen Science Butterflies citizen science kids and nature outdoors wyoming Count participants on the hunt for butterflies at The Nature Conservancy’s Red Canyon Ranch. Photo by Sara Deur/TNC.

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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 Posted in: Assignment Earth , Environmental News Tags: Grand Teton , highway crossing , mule deer , Wyoming , Yellowstone Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

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The Green Buzz: Monday, November 25

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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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New Report: Look Before the LNG Leap - Compass

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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. « COP18: We Must Reform Fracking to Limit Environmental Impact | Main. | New Poll Finds Ratepayers Strongly Oppose Duke Energy Coal Boondoggle » New Report: Look Before the LNG Leap.

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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 Spring evenings at Yellowstone National Park’s Mud Volcano prove to be a busy time for wildlife! Flickr photographer Jon Taylor Montana captured this image of bison and bears out for an evening stroll.

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.

Will EU Apply Carbon Tariffs Against US Rogue States?

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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

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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?):

Cooooooal Train! — Sightline Daily - Northwest News that Matters

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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

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

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With sage grouse populations in well-publicized decline, there is a grand experiment occurring in Wyoming aimed at conserving them. The experiment was launched in 2008 with by executive order of Wyoming’s governor — an order now referred to as the Wyoming “core area policy,” which limits development in key breeding areas for grouse. Mule deer are also declining throughout Wyoming and the West and use sagebrush habitats to winter and migrate to their summer range.

Forward Thinking Grand Targhee Opens Nordic Trails to Snowbikes

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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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More on Shogren

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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. For more than two decades, he has taught at Appalachian State University and Iowa State University, Yale University and the University of Wyoming, where he has been a professor since 1995.

Prii* Problems

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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}

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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

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

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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.

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. In recent years, researchers at the University of Wyoming and Wyoming Game and Fish Department have been applying new GPS collar technology to track migrating wildlife.

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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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. Mark thinks that there is a wierd relationship between Johnny Walker and the Senator, he is pairing them up and then telling them to take careful aim.

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. Armstrong has teamed up with University of Wyoming fine arts photographer Bailey Russel for an exhibition, Wild Portraits , opening September 2 at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, sponsored by the University’s Biodiversity Institute.

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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. A student of social work at the University of Wyoming , Skinner sees photography as way to help share stories that often go untold in a distracted media landscape. Long after a natural disaster fades from the headlines, the human tragedy continues. To most, the Sumatra earthquake and tsunami of 2004 is a distant memory.

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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. Scientists from the University of Wyoming recently documented this daunting route: Each year, these animals journey 150 miles twice a year , moving between winter and summer range. Wyoming’s Department of Transportation has already lowered the top strand of wire on a highway right-of-way fence.

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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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. According to Dinosauria International , it’s the most productive dig site in Wyoming, and the “origin of over a dozen, mostly excellent articulated individual skeletons, ranging from the huge and lumbering Apatosaurus to the terrifying Allosaurus and the tiny Coelurosauria.”

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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Snowy Owls Can Fly!

10,000 Birds

It was Shawn’s first of the year, Wyoming student that he is, so we were in no rush to move on. As you can see in the picture above, all Snowy Owls do not just sit there like lumps of white awesomeness just waiting for a birder to come along and take their picture. Sometimes, if you are lucky, Snowy Owls fly! Well, I guess everyone knows that Snowy Owls fly – they certainly don’t walk from the Arctic.

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Daily demand and supply: the helium market

Environmental Economics

Though new private helium production plants are expected to start up in the coming years – a plant is projected to open this fall in Wyoming – private industry hasn’t jumped as quickly to produce helium as Congress hoped. How am I going to be able to afford my hilarious helium voice? Department cocktail parties will never be the same: The United States produces 75 percent of the world’s helium. And roughly 30 percent of that world supply comes from the U.S.

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Is it ironic?

Environmental Economics

The report concluded that the rule would hurt states where coal production is a central part of the economy — chiefly Wyoming, the nation’s largest coal producer. I think so: Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and Senator James M.

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