Tag: Public Lands

Livestock’s Impact on Wilderness

by George Wuerthner as published on The Wildlife News “There is probably no activity that does more damage to our public lands, and in particular, degrades our wilderness areas, than livestock production…” Livestock grazing occurs on some 260 million acres of federal lands, including lands administered by the […]

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Alberta’s Free Roaming Horses Society takes legal action to save Canada’s wild horses (wildies)

Source:  Alberta’s Free Roaming Horses Society Alberta’s Free Roaming Horses Society and have just begun legal action against the Alberta Provincial Government for, what appears to be, a violation of their Statutes and Regulations with regards to capturing and removing the wild horses from Public Lands.  They have been […]

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Fracking Wastewater Spikes 1,440% in Half Decade, Adding to Dry Regions’ Water Woes

Source:  desmogblog Shale drilling and fracking often occurs in areas already suffering from water stress. Credit: Duke University. By Sharon Kelly  Between 2011 and 2016, fracked oil and gas wells in the U.S. pumped out record-breaking amounts of wastewater, which is laced with toxic and radioactive materials, a new Duke University study concludes. The amount of […]

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